Posted: 19/05/2016 at 11:20
Ice cut it now. It still has plenty of time to grow and form flowers
musher is right...after flowering is ideal but you are not far behind . you can prune as hard as you like...I like to cut to where buds/shoots are in pairs. Camelias respond very well to pruning ...some simply take a pair of shears to them but better to prune for shape and balance.
when pruning you can help determine its growth....prune to an upward bud for tight erect growth; for wider growth prune to downward/outward facing buds. In your case look for upward shoots to cut to. Camelias look superb even out of flower if nice and bushy so go for it Ice without worry
I have 5 or 6 camelias and all have been pruned. The last was moved a few weeks back and to make it more bushy I have pruned all shoots half way....did this last week.