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Stewartia rostrata
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Stewartia rostrata

Description: An upright to spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green, oval leaves turning dark red-purple in autumn. The flower buds are surrounded by deep maroon bracts followed by lovely white flowers, sometimes tinged with maroon, in late spring.

History: Introduced in 1936 to USA from Lu Shan Botanic Garden, China.

Stewartia Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, lime free, 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

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