Tag Archive: Camellia

Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Camellia leaf gall on Sasanqua Camellia. Note swollen, malformed leaves. Photo credit: Larry Williams Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower …

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What’s Wrong with My Camellia Leaves?

Recently, a home gardener brought in some strange looking new leaves on his camellia. The youngest leaves were thick and fleshy and looked more characteristic of a succulent type plant than a camellia. What’s wrong with these leaves? Camellia leaf gall infection resulting in fleshy light green and pink leaves. Note the contrast with a …

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Camellia Season Approaches

White by the Gate, Magnoliaeflora, and Spellbound camellia flowers Are you looking for an evergreen shrub with showy flowers in the fall or winter? Look no further than an old Southern favorite, the camellia. Large camellias dot landscapes of historic homes throughout the Florida Panhandle, and although they look like they’ve been here forever. Camellias …

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Camellia Flowers that Fail to Open

Do you have camellia plants with flower buds that fail to open? Here are possible causes for this problem. Stress – Drought is the primary stress that inhibits buds from opening. Too many buds on a plant results in the plant not having reserves for each bud to open. Warm weather during fall may inhibit early …

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New Resource for IPM of Rose, Camellia and Other Major Shrubs

A new IPM guide is making it easier to grow five common southeastern shrubs. Growing five southeastern shrubs is now easier thanks to a free, new IPM resource from the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group. IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production is a compilation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information for five major …

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Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’- A Worthwile Choice

 Recently, I was working on a camellia identification project in a forgotten camellia garden of about 60  plants. Most camellias I observed were not yet in flower but one in particular caught my eye. I later identified this eye catcher as Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’.   Flower of Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’Image Credit Matthew Orwat   Magnoliaeflora is …

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Camellia Grafting Class Saturday January 18th

  Want to learn how to graft Camellias? Graft your favorite cultivar onto an adapted rootstock! Saturday January 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm CST !   Join us to learn how to graft your favorite camellia cultivar onto an adapted rootstock You can take home your own grafted camellia Hosted by Maphis Tree Farm and UF IFAS Extension …

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