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Stewartia koreana

Korean stewartia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height8m to 20m
  • Spread5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Stewartia koreana (Korean stewartia). This large, white, camellia-like plant with wide flowers will bloom in mid summer to late summer, which will also produce showy fruits in the autumn. The dark green leaves are about 3-4in long. The autumn colour is orange to orange-red.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Korea, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their late summer flowers, autumn colour and usually peeling attractive bark.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or from cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or from softwood cuttings in the summer.

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