Camellias in this [Washington, DC] area have been relatively free from disease and insect pests. Recently Florida Wax Scale, which infests many common trees and shrubs, has become prevalent. For control, spray weekly during June when the young insects are developing. Malathion is effective. For peony scale as one-time spray of the systemic, dimethoate (Cygon), has proven quite effective.

Camellia Care Index . Planting . Mulching . Watering . Fertilizing
Pruning . Spraying . Gibberellic Acid . Winter Protection