Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Q. I have a couple of older camellia plants that produce plenty of flower buds but they fail to open. These are camellias that are twenty to thirty years old. The plants form flower buds but many of the buds never open. I've seen this happen over the years but I'm not sure why it happens. I've wondered about cold injury but could it be that consistent every year? The plants, otherwise, look healthy. Do you have any ideas or can you suggest a source for help with this problem?