Critters on my camellia’s leaves?

Asked March 18, 2019, 3:37 PM EDT

Lots of the leaves on my very old camellia look scarred on top and have little pindots of something on backs. My neighbor across the street has a very young camellia with same. Can you advise? Both shrubs look healthy otherwise. Thank you!

Washington County Oregon trees and shrubs camellia

1 Response

Causes of Camellia leaf problems vary and sometimes do not need treatment to resolve, as not enough leaves are effected to damage plant health. This could be Oedema (edema) on you and your neighbor’s plants. Our PNW Handbook page about it: https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/camellia-oedema If you’re interested in finding out more, consider bringing leaf samples to our Master Gardener Volunteers. Contact information in our tri-county Metro area is posted here: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/have-gardening-question