Camellia Plants
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camellia buds don’t open

Zone Myrtle beach SC | zina added on October 12, 2015 | Answered

I have had a camellia bush for 8 years, 4 years in Charlotte, NC and I then moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. The result is the same: camellia has buds but they never open (for years).

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 14, 2015

Bud drop or buds not opening can be due to soil nutrients or even insects.

A soil test can help you determine what may be missing from the planting location.

Neem Oil is a good treatment if you suspect insects. Neem Oil is safe for people, pets and bees.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/identifying-and-fixing-problems-with-camellias.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellia-flowers-not-opening.htm

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