Author Topic: Camellia concerns  (Read 234 times)

WeeTrees

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Camellia concerns
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:36 AM »
I'm a relatively new bonsai keeper having only started 3 years ago but being disabled, have little capacity to do much work on the trees myself & have to rely on another local enthusiast to help.

I bought this Camellia last Christmas as it was labelled a "bonsai" plant although it was in an 8 inch plant pot at the time.  It flowered within a week of arriving which I was overjoyed at but it was stuck indoors as the weather was so cold I wasn't sure about putting it out after the 'shock' of delivery & environment change etc.  At any rate my bonsai guy decided to repot it into a bonsai pot but ever since it's lost far more leaves than it's ever regrown, and apart from pushing out 2 leaves in July, has sat pretty static otherwise.

With the weather now on the turn to once again being very cold and some of my other bonsai plants having dropped a LOT of leaves suddenly, I'm getting a bit nervous for how this one will survive the upcoming winter.  I appreciate it's highly unlikely to flower this year but would just like some encouragement on how it's likely to do.  Do Camellia's do more growing in the cold perhaps - are they a winter flowering shrub?  It was listed as a Camellia sasanqua .

Thanks