STEWARTIA

Commonly known as Deciduous camellia

(STUARTIA)

An attractive all-rounder. Flaking bark, late-spring flowers and good autumn colour.

Genus related to Camellia of about 20 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs from woodland in eastern Asia and southeastern USA.

The name honours John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92). The widely accepted name came about as a transcription error given to Carl Linnaeus.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    From the tea family, like Camellias. Grown for late spring flowers, leaves which colour well in autumn and attractive bark. Good as specimens in woodland. Resents transplanting.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia and south-eastern USA
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of STEWARTIA

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STEWARTIA pseudocamellia

STEWARTIA pseudocamellia

Japanese stewartia

a Japanese species with flaking bark and small white camellia-like flowers

 
Small
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£27.50 each 
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Large
£65.00 each 
STEWARTIA rostrata

STEWARTIA rostrata

Upright stewartia

shallowly furrowed bark which peels in maturity. Flowers camellia pink at first fading later to near white on the tips of individual twigs

 
Small
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£27.50 each 
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Large
£65.00 each 
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STEWARTIA sinensis

STEWARTIA sinensis

Chinese stewartia

(gemmata) - attractive flaking bark with elliptic leaves and large fragrant cup-shaped flowers. A rare species first introduced by Wilson in 1901

 
Small
£40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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