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Help with pruned camellias

Posted by mcsix z8 WA (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 11, 09 at 20:17

We moved into a house with mature camellias against the east side of the house in the front yard. They are shaded except for about three hours or so. They have not bloomed in the last three years but have grown very tall. Since they had no buds this winter, we cut them back by a third. Needless to say, they're not very attractive. Six weeks or so later they show no sign of growth. We're trying to decide whether they are worth saving, or if we should replace them. Opinions would be much appreciated.

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RE: Help with pruned camellias

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 12, 09 at 0:57

You can even cut a common camellia to the ground and it will grow back. The tea plant is a camellia, those are constantly browsed by fingers on tea plantations. Yours probably just haven't sprouted yet because it's still early.

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