Camellia petal blight, caused by the fungus
Ciborinia camelliae, can be a damaging disease
on both common and sasanqua camellia.
Disease development is favored by frequent rain
showers, high humidity, and mild temperatures
during bloom. All cultivars of camellia are equally
susceptible to this disease. Camellia petal blight is
introduced into landscape plantings on diseased