I need help with over 60 year old Camellia bushes. They looked awful last...

Asked March 23, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT

I need help with over 60 year old Camellia bushes. They looked awful last summer so we had them professionally pruned WAY back in the fall. The new growth is amazing - but many leaves look bad. I can attach a picture of the leaves if there might be a Camellia expert available. I am attaching two pictures of the new leaves. Thanks in advance.

Montgomery County Maryland shrubs winter damage

1 Response

This appears to be winter damage. Camellia are shallow rooted. The lush growth stimulated by the late pruning and with frozen ground and drying winds prevented the root system to adequately supply moisture to the leaves causing a 'burning' effect to the leaf. The condition should correct itself with new spring growth.

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