Camellia care: Fed now, camellias will be in great shape to make lots of leaves and set big buds for this coming fall and winter. This will be your first feeding of the year. (You’ll feed three times: 4 – 6 weeks after blooming ends, 4-6 weeks after that (sometime around May-June depending on type of camellia) and a final feeding 4 – 6 weeks later (around September).
Use an “azalea/camellia” or acid based fertilizer, like cottonseed meal and only a light application (camellias are not heavy feeders) evenly around the base of the plant. Do not dig in as camellias have delicate surface roots.