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Stewartia malacodendron

Silky camellia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height4m to 7m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Flower ColourReddish-white shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green shades

Description

Stewartia malacodendron (Silky camellia). This is a broadly columnar deciduous tree or bushy shrub with ovate, toothed, dark green leaves. The reddish-white, cup-shaped flowers are borne singly in mid summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

E Asia and S.E. U.S.A

Interest and use

Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate from seeds in the autumn or from cuttings in the summer.

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