Leaves Yellowing/Browning & Falling Off-'Kick Off' Camelia

Ann_SMay 18, 2005

Hi, I planted a Camelia Japonica "Kick Off" one year ago. It seemed to be thriving..had nice dark, waxy leaves and bloomed beautifully last month. Yesterday, I noticed that there were many leaves on the ground surrounding it. It appears that the old growth leaves have become dull, have yellowing in their veins (some have browned edges as well) and are falling off....lots of them. I can detect some very minute dark specks here and there on the leaves. I'm guessing some type of bug, but I want to know how to properly treat it. It has quite a bit of new growth, which has not been affected as of yet. Hope someone can guide me in the right direction. (I have 2 other Camelias...different varieties that seem fine.) Could this be something that is prone to the "Kick Off" variety? Thanks!....Ann S

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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

We have been dry as a bone the past couple weeks. Are you watering your baby?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 6:35PM
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forrestal(Gulf Coast z8b)

Not to worry, this is the normal time of year for leaf drop, accompanied by the new growth. Your description of the leaves that are falling (and about to shed), along with the new growth, sounds perfectly routine to me, and just like all of mine. Keep smiling!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 9:17PM
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