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Stewartia pseudocamelia
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Stewartia pseudocamelia

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - July Flowering month - July
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Don't prune Don't prune