Bloomed prolifically the first fall and was stunning. I have a beautiful fall blooming Camellia that I planted 1 1/2 years ago. GETTY 3 replies. They also produce flowers over a longer period, from mid March to late April. When the flowers are not removed, the bush (just like roses) will form seed pods (hips or fruit). 3 replies. As this past blooming season approached, it was full of big buds. Note the contrast with a healthy uninfected leaf. What is turning the leaves on my Camelia plant to go brown and then drop off. 6--Again observe your progress from a distance. Camellia leaf gall infection resulting in fleshy light green and pink leaves. How easy is it to grow a camellia? Can I feed my Camellias with tomato liquid feed? Alongside our old barn I have 16 camellias – in lead planters to prevent them tipping over when they become top heavy. 1 reply. Camellia williamsii has several advantages over japonica, the first being that they are fully hardy in almost all parts of the UK, quite capable of growing successfully in cooler areas. The light green leaf color changes to a pink or white hue, and the affected spots, called galls, open underneath leaf surfaces, releasing white spores; the galls turn brown and become … As this virus is transmitted through infected stock, make sure camellia plants are obtained only through healthy plants. 11 Apr, 2010 Guest. 13 Apr, 2010 Great. Deadheading, removal of spent blooms, promotes reblooming and health plant growth. Camellia yellow mottle leaf virus causes irregular yellow patterns or mottling on camellia leaves. 7 replies. A pink Camelia in garden has developed a black substance all over its upper leaves and it's spreading- help. There is no cure for camellia yellow mottle; therefore, prevention is important. Leaf Gall: This disease is more common on sasanqua varieties of camellia (Camellia sasanqua) than on Japanese camellia (C. japonica).It is caused by the fungus Exobasidium camelliae.Leaf galls are most often observed during the spring flush of growth. Generally appearing during spring growth of camellia plants, leaf gall causes the presence of malformed leaves and shoots that grow excessively large and thick, according to the Clemson University Extension. What’s wrong with these leaves? You can still grow them in containers of lime-free ericaceous compost. Hi-- It sounds like you do not "deadhead" your camellia flowers. Leaves may eventually turn completely yellow. Recently, a home gardener brought in some strange looking new leaves on his camellia. New shoots and leaves become enlarged, thickened and fleshy, and appear abnormal. Seemed fine last winter, spring, and summer. 13 Apr, 2010 Gorpen. The youngest leaves were thick and fleshy and looked more characteristic of a succulent type plant than a camellia. If the growth encroaches on a area where there is foot or vehicle traffic, cut off any branches facing that direction flush to the trunk. The flowers are not all produced at once more appear as others fade.