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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

STEWARTIA pseudocamellia   AWARD

STEWARTIA pseudocamellia  >


Commonly known as: Japanese stewartia.
A Japanese species with flaking bark and small white camellia-like flowers
 
Small £25.00 each 
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Large £65.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

STEWARTIA rostrata

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Commonly known as: 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 £27.50 each 
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Large £65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

STEWARTIA sinensis   AWARD

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Commonly known as: 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 £25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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