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Camellia not flowering


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject: Camellia not flowering Reply with quote

I have a Camellia, 3-4 years.
First 8 months indoors with flowering. Planted outside since then and while I had flowers in year 2, nothing since.

It has plenty of large buds which always look like they are about to bloom but don't.
I feed with iron twice during the year and tomato feed but not often.

Would the lack of flowering be down to feeding regime or position of plant? Not a sunny area but it does have some light under a fence and beside bamboo.

Otherwise a healthy looking plant.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what variety is it, it could be a feeding problem,or watering problem,it needs feeding and watering after flowering to help produce buds for the next season especially during the summer, you could also have a pest problem, could you post a pic, im not a doctor but I will have a look.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japonica, semi-double red


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks healthy is it dropping the buds
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

I would dig a small deep hole near the camellia to see the quality of the soil underneath also. I had mine in a very poor soil until I moved it after seeing what my builder had left behind underneath !

Now it absolutely flourishing in proper soil.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume it is growing in acid soil.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Yes GG, I added a decent helping of ericaceous compost
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no it needs Acid soil not a generous helping its all or nothing.
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