Asked by: Marcolino Hartlage
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th May, 2020

Should I deadhead my camellia?

Deadheading camellias by hand is better than cutting off old blooms. Camellia flowers grow in clusters, with many new flower buds near the spent blossoms. Using shears can leave an unnatural look, plus it can damage buds next in line to bloom. To deadhead your camellia, grasp the spent bloom with one hand.

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Regarding this, what to do with camellia after flowering?

After the camellia plant has finished blooming, pinch or snip the ends of the branches back to the desired size. If you want your growing camellias to grow larger than they currently are, just prune back an inch or less.

Also, why do camellia flowers turn brown? Petal blight affects camellia flowers, causing them to turn brown. This fungal disease generally occurs in spring and is usually due to abundant moisture. Petals develop small brown spots that quickly enlarge until the entire bloom has browned. The infected flowers will usually drop within one to two days.

Also know, can you cut back camellias hard?

When the flowering season finishes, trim off any branches that protrude and look untidy. If your Camellia bush is out of hand, don't be frightened to bring out the loppers and go in hard. Drastic pruning will rejuvenate the plant for years to come.

How far can you cut back camellias?

If you're performing a severe pruning, don't cut the camellia back to more than 18 inches from the ground. Camellias cut back to 2 feet or taller won't properly regrow and branch correctly near the ground. Older camellia shrubs can become overgrown, requiring extensive pruning.

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