Answer: It sounds as though you're doing everything you can to make your new camellias feel welcome. Newly transplanted trees and shrubs can sometimes go through an adjustment period because of the stress of transplanting. It's possible your plants are showing symptoms of stress. If so, they'll recover once the roots become established. Evergreen shrubs such as camellia will naturally lose some of their older leaves so new ones can take their places. If the plants are shedding older, larger leaves, then I'd say it's a natural occurance. If both newer and older leaves are dropping, it's probably from overwatering. Plants in containers often need to be watered more frequently than those growing in the ground, but daily watering might be too much. When you apply water, do it slowly and make sure the entire root mass gets wet, then allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. Try watering deeply every 3-4 days rather than daily. Best wishes with your camellias!
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