I have had this Camellia for approximately 12 years. It has never given me more than 2 blooms each early spring, sometimes none at all. Sadly, I became resigned to it being just any other evergreen shrub. I have been pruning it back hard for the last 3 years just to keep it under control. This year I noticed it had multiple blooms, but again not hoping for much because in the past they would usually just drop off unopened. This year it has graced my garden with many lovely waxy pink blossoms. I have no idea what has caused it to make the change, I am just thrilled that it has.