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Laura1771
Mar 22, 2017 3:34 AM CST
Good morning to you all!

I have 2 very well established camellias, one white, one pale pink - they have probably been in my garden for about 20 years Im guessing, Ive been there 11 years. They both have the brown spot with the flowers falling off prematurely which I think is either frost damage or they have been planted in the wrong position and the soil isnt right for them. (I dont think its the flower blight as its in large patches of brown and not flecks). They were planted at the bottom end of my garden that is basically woodland with lots of tall trees surrounding them so the soil is quite sandy. I cant dig them up as the roots will be much too well established but there are now 2 other baby camellias now growing either side of each plant.

Should I dig these littles ones up and re-plant them elsewhere to avoid them becoming victims of the dreaded 'browness' that has got the adults!

Many thanks and look forward to any advice.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 22, 2017 6:59 AM CST
Frost damage is a common curse of the winter bloomers... there are autumn bloomers and spring bloomers that give better performance most years....

Seedlings are usually easily dug, and... even easier.... is to collect those seeds, and plant in a seed bed for a few years.

Planted under pine trees is usually a good bet to get better blooms... the pine trees help shelter and protect from frost.

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