Posted: 28/01/2014 at 12:47
White flowers on Camelias are more susceptible to browning and falling. The position is esp important to white varieties ...they are just not as hardy flower wise as reds or pinks. For this reason, I have a white variety in a very protected position, out of morning sun of course and protected from bitter winds.
I had a white variety at the front,of my house few years back and even though it's very mild here the,flowers browned and spoiled. in it's new position, as already said, it's absolutely fine.
I too am on the coast so salt winds are potentially a problem too on those flowers. So my protected spot includes defence against sea winds