Camellia Diseases - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by amypauldavis
April 14, 2010
We had an unusually wet winter, and I am noticing thickened new growth on my susanqua camellias - how should I treat this - I am pretty sure it is a fungal diseases - THANKS

Answer from NGA
April 14, 2010


It quite possibly is a fungal disease called Camellia Leaf Gall. Once you see the symptoms, there are no chemical sprays you can use, but you can and should prune off any distorted leaves and stems. Make your pruning cut several inches below the diseased tissue and dip your pruners in alcohol or a bleach solution between cuts so you don't accidentally spread the fungal spores.

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