Help with pruned camellias

mcsix(z8 WA)April 11, 2009

We moved into a house with mature camellias against the east side of the house in the front yard. They are shaded except for about three hours or so. They have not bloomed in the last three years but have grown very tall. Since they had no buds this winter, we cut them back by a third. Needless to say, they're not very attractive. Six weeks or so later they show no sign of growth. We're trying to decide whether they are worth saving, or if we should replace them. Opinions would be much appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

You can even cut a common camellia to the ground and it will grow back. The tea plant is a camellia, those are constantly browsed by fingers on tea plantations. Yours probably just haven't sprouted yet because it's still early.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 12:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Camellia photos
Here's a photo of a bloom from my 'Sweet Jane' hybrid...
Any non-sinensis Camellia used for tea?
Does anyone know if any of the camellias besides camellia...
camellia identity
First off let me introduce and tell you a little bit...
What's on these leaves?
Hello, could someone tell me what's happening to this...
Camellia Ashley Eden?
Hello. I just succumbed to a little plant covered with...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™