Camellias a disappointment?!
We have two fairly new camellia sasanquas - one is on side of house that gets sun pretty much throughout the day; the other is on the back of the house, that gets a.m. sun and p.m. shade.
Ours is new house/landscaping, so they weren't planted until late October, so right off the bat, I guess they were confused. Loads of buds came out, many fell to the ground, and the first blooms were in February, yet we're still getting floral blooms sporadically on both, that fall to the ground almost as soon as they bloom. The leaves are not green at all, but a yellow green.
What is wrong? How can I save them, and also get the leaves to what should be their normal color - or is it too late? I have not done any fertilizing or treatment, since we haven't been here that long. The landscaper charged us $110 a piece for them and said he would give us a year's warranty on all of his landscaping, which I am doubtful. What about cutting back the limbs? Is that a good or bad idea? Help, please.