Non flowering Camellia

Annette O Reilly asked 12 years ago

I have a Camellia which has never flowered in the three years it has been planted. I have fed and watered it as per instructions. Lovely glossy green leaves always – but no flowers. Is it a dud and should I dig it up?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Some camellias are a bit slow to flower, especially if they are being fed and watered, and if it is growing in shade. Leave it be, just mulch each spring with rotted leaves and it will get on with flowering,

The Japonica types can be slower to flower, the Williamsii types are much earlier to flower and more reliable in our climate.