ShiShi Gashira Camellia

Daniel Gill  |  10/20/2015 2:36:44 AM

Picture of ShiShi Gashira camellia showing symptoms of edema.

I was about to plant this new ShiShi camellia with some others that are already established when I noticed these hard brown bumps under many of the leaves. I don't want to infect the others with something bad and they don't have this. Know what it is?

- Faye L.

This is a physiological problem called edema - it is not communicable. Edema occurs in camellias when cells in the leaves rupture and cause corky spots of lesions. No treatment is needed.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

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