Purple spots on Winter Joy camellia

Asked February 28, 2016, 12:23 PM EST

I noticed that the Winter Joy camellia has purple spots and round brown things on the leaves. What is this? Should I apply anything now (first of March) or wait another month for spring? What do I need to apply? Thank you.

Prince George's County Maryland shrubs camellia

1 Response

Please send us photos of the plant so we can see what you are referring to. It is possible you may be dealing with winter damage, sucking insects such as scale, leaf spots, etc.
Send photos of the whole plant, around the base, and affected foliage.