Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:41
I too think it's a water problem. I moved a camelia ...2 actually and will move amother tomorrow prob.......in late winter. Always water thoroughly. Its evergreen leaves need good moisture at the roots. My feeling is your plant has not died but is aborting buds simply because right now its need for water is at its greatest.
I would reduce its size a little now....you wont get flowers next spring anyway....and keep up with the watering during the remainder of this summer
I also transplanted a 7' camelia and transported it to my nephew's garden 3 months back with the instruction to regularly water it. It too is fine.
camelias have relatively small root systems and do usually move well