Camellia Bushes – When To Fertilize

Q: When is the best time to fertilize camellias? I’ve read several conflicting
timeframes. My two camellia bushes are heavy with buds.

A: Generally, camellias do pretty well without much fertilizer. If it’s a young
plant, fertilizing a couple of times a year would be good. The best time to
apply the fertilizer is once in March/April and once in June. If you have older
plants that look good, there’s no need to fertilize. I recommend either
Milorganite or Holly Tone fertilizers, following label directions.

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