Katie Supreme didn't bloom

lafu115(7)May 7, 2012

I planted several camellia the last two years and all bloomed on schedule their first year even if just a few blooms. One however went through an entire year without blooming. It is Camellia Japonica Katie Supreme. It had aphids a couple of times, resolved easily with Neem oil. It is was 3 gal size when I got it (from Camforest) and has grown. Is it likely it didn't bloom the first year because it was new -- and I just got really lucky with everything else (most of which are sasanqua and not japonica). Is there anything I can do to help ensure it blooms this year? Thanks!

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It's not at all unusual for newly planted camellias to take several years to adjust to a new environment and to acquire the maturity to bloom normally. Just be patient and wait. Provide adequate water during dry spells, but be sparing with the fertilizer. I think it's wise not to fertilize a camellia during its period of adjustment.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 9:57AM
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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

It would help if you monitor what exactly happened. For example, did the plant not produce flower buds? Or did the flower buds develop but never opened because they dried out or whatever. Each scenario has its own set of possibilities.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 6:02AM
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