Fertilizing - Knowledgebase Question

Camden, SC
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Question by jessgma
September 23, 2000
I am unable to find out the right time to fertilize my camellia bushes. Can you give me a good rule of thumb?


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Answer from NGA
September 23, 2000
Since fertilizer encourages growth, the most practical time to apply fertilizer is in the spring, just as new growth begins. Some annuals and perennials benefit from a mid-growing season feeding, but most trees and shrubs are happy with a single springtime application of fertilizer. Your camellia should be happy with a spring feeding. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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