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By Cadbury

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

My camelia has white milldew marks on the leaves and the leaves have become dry and brittle despite being watered. Any ideas?



How long have you had the plant, is it in a pot or the ground? Check the stems for scale insect and the leaves for other infestation, if in a pot, turn it out to check the condition of the rootball and whether there is any infestation in the pot. Otherwise, spray with a treatment for mildew.

22 Apr, 2010


We have had the plant since December and it is still in a pot. I have checked it for scale and cannot see any signs. Thanks for your thoughts.

22 Apr, 2010


Check the roots to see if they're healthy - vine weevil can destroy the roots on plants over winter.

22 Apr, 2010

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