Stewartia pseudocamelia Stewartia

Stewartia

Description: A broadly columnar tree with very attractive flaking bark, which is red-brown and grey-pink underneath. Glistening white flowers with bright yellow anthers in July. Oval dark green leaves turn yellow and red in autumn. 

History: Native to Japan and in cultivation before 1878. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Stewartia Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, moist soil. Performs best if sheltered as the blooms and foliage can be damaged by cold drying winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: July
  • S Size: Small
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour

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