Are They Camellias?
2 years ago one of our large old camellias toppled over and eventually seemed to die. It was about 20 feet tall.
We're in N.C.
A few months later (last year), about 6 or 8 shoots developed from where the old roots are. The shoots are identical to each other, and are now about 3-4 feet tall.
I've compared their leaves to those of our other mature camellias, and they do look similar, but they are of course much smaller.
Is there a way I can tell at this stage if indeed they are camellias? It sure would be a heck of a coincidence if they were not camellias, but perhaps they are just some opportunistic trees.
Thanks much for any advice!