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Replanting a new camellia in a spot that had an old one

Posted by sandy808 9Fl (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 08 at 17:03

I've had a post here about my concerns with tip die back on one of my camellias. If I remove it and want to plant a new one in the same place, do I need to do anything to the soil first? I'm not sure what is causing the die back on the camellia being considered for removal. However, if it is a disease problem I do not want to infect a newly planted one.


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RE: Replanting a new camellia in a spot that had an old one

Other than assuring there is good drainage and that you plant them above the surrounding soil, the most you could also do would be to plant sasanquas and oleiferas as these have better resistance to root rot. Or you could buy a japonica that has been grafted on a sasanqua/oleifera root stock. Die back, though, is caused by a fungus that enters the plant through an injury so you can apply fungicides at times when there is some injury or when the plant looses lots of leaves (May-June usually).

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