I would be grateful for help in identifying what the problem might be with my Camellia hedge. I believe it may be some kind of fungal problem (see attached pics). I would be grateful for help in identification of the problem so I can eradicate it. For background: We bought our home with the hedge already in place 4 years ago. I believe the hedge to be approx. 5 years old. Since we have owned it, we have regularly watered (a good soak approx. once per week), fertilised with slow release granules as per the instructions on the product (specific to azaleas and camellias), composted and mulched as the season demands. The hedge surrounds two sides of our garden, one section had much more sun than the other as it backs onto a tin shed. I have lost all of the trees near the shed and at the time I put this down to the area being far too hot for this type of plant - although the same fungal problem was also found on that section of the hedge. The shaded hedge, the only section now left, has done much better in that it has lasted a season longer - but I recently lost two trees from this section as well. The leaves discolour and then the branches die back. In an effort to stop infection spreading, I recently removed all the trees showing this same problem and stripped the soil back and replaced it with new soil and mulch.