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Stewartia monadelpha

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height4m
  • Spread8m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourShiny dark green

Description

Stewartia monadelpha. This is a broadly columnar deciduous tree or shrub with peeling grey red-brown bark and elliptic ovate toothed shiny dark green leaves which turn orange-red in autumn. The white cup-shaped flowers are borne in mid summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

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

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • 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 cuttings in the summer.

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