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Commonly known as Deciduous camellia


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

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STEWARTIA monodelpha

STEWARTIA monodelpha  >

Commonly known as: Deciduous camellia .
Attractive autumn colour and solitary white flowers with spreading petals and violet anthers
£25.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
Large £50.00 each

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 £25.00 each
Large £50.00 each


STEWARTIA sinensis  >

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
Large £60.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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