non-blooming April Remembered
I have a number of camellias, all of which bloom and grow well here in zone 7 -- a or b, depending. One of them, April Remembered, was planted in 2006. At planting time it was loaded with blooms; last year, it produced a lot of new growth but only one bloom on a lower branch which had no new leaf growth. This year it is doing the same thing -- lots of new growth, new leaves, new leaf buds for next year, but again only one flower bud.
It is in an area with several other camellias and gets the same care as they do -- i.e., watering when it gets dry, fertilizer in spring when I fertilize the azaleas and other acid-lovers. It gets about 4 hours of sun daily, from 11 a.m. to 3 .p.m. EDT. The others all bloom heavily. What is the problem with this one? Is it still settling in -- two years seems like plenty of time for that. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.