Camellia bud drop

nonaiNovember 25, 2004

My Camellia starting forming buds 6 months ago.

A month ago Iwaiting it to flower but, one by one the buds are falling. Now I have 10 more and don't want to loose them. I didn't change nothing in care, always the same.

What can I do?

Thanks

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forrestal(Gulf Coast z8b)

Try these links for information on bud drop:

http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0202/

http://hgic.clemson.edu/PDF/HGIC2053.pdf

    Bookmark   November 27, 2004 at 11:51PM
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garden2ca(California)

Thanks for the references, ForrestAL.
There are many in ground beautiful Camellia plants here, but mine is in a large container.
Currently, it looks like "Charlie Brown's Xmas tree in the Peanuts comic strip".
I have beautiful green foliage on one branch. This is Mrs. Charles Cobb, that has two bare branch stems. Also thirteen leaves and thirteen flower buds, some of which look plain sick, but with other new growth starting on these bare branches. She definitely is not the best looking lady on the block...:)
This is a new gardening area for me, so I may be best trying something else.
Again, thanks for the info.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2004 at 4:13AM
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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

How's the drainage in the container? Not sure where you are in California but I know that right around now has been sortof the rainy season for the state, including the south where I recall seeing that there was some significant rainfall all at once in a few instances recently. Could be the plant is water-logged in the container if you're in an area that got the rains?

    Bookmark   December 2, 2004 at 11:45AM
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jimcorcoran_talktalk_net

We have three Camellias in our garden two are fantastic but one is giving us a problem ie.leaves are light green buds fall to the ground before flowering leaves fall throughout the summer leaving bald branches.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 2:58PM
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luis_pr

If the leaves have a bronzed look, that would signify that they are getting too much sun. If they are turning light green, the soil pH may be too alkaline; in this case, the leaf veings would remain dark green.

Leaf buds would notrmally drop due to moisture (too little or too much or just simply erratic moisture). Constantly moist soil (not dry, not wet) should be the goal. Flower buds do that too; they also abort when there are large temperature swings.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 6:45PM
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