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Camellia needs TLC!

Posted by Pendleyj 8/9 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 13, 12 at 10:13

we moved into this house in May 2011 and have since been cleaning up a very neglected yard! The camellia is mature and large! Because of a dead tree behind it only one side was receiving sun. The whole bush is full on one side and bare on the back side and the whole thing has a lean to it to one side. We cut down the dead tree and now I want to prune this baby into a tree form. Will this help the bad side rejuvenate? can I do it all at once or only a little each year?

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RE: Camellia needs TLC!

I hate to be a misery but Camellia does not grow back easily once it is damaged. I wouldn't advise pruning it either - same reason. Why don't you buy a second plant for the bare side? You could get two contrasting colors.

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