STEWARTIA pseudocamellia

Commonly known as Japanese stewartia

A Japanese species with flaking bark and small white camellia-like flowers
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STEWARTIA pseudocamellia

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £25.00 each 
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.
Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre


  • Deciduous
    Oval to elliptic, finely-toothed, dark-green leaves, 10cm (4in) long, turn yellow to orange and red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    pink to red-brown and grey bark. Produces flowers 6cm (2½in) across with creamy yellow stamens, singly or in pairs along the shoots.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil - humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
20m (66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)

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