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How to Disbud Camellias

How to Disbud a Camellia:
  • Distinguish between flower buds and leaf buds. Flower buds are more plump and round than leaf buds, which are more pointed. When bent or gently twisted, flower buds should come off easily. Leaf buds resist pressure and require more force to remove.
  • Working around the shrub, snip or twist off crowded flower buds, leaving 2”-4” between flower buds growing along the length of the stem.
  • At the very end of the stem, leave only one or two buds.