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Stewartia sinensis

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread3.5m to 7m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourWhite, golden
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Stewartia sinensis. This is a broadly conical deciduous tree with peeling brownish-red bark. The dark green leaves are ovate to elliptic and toothed becoming red in autumn. The cup-shaped, fragrant flowers are borne in mid summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China

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 softwood cuttings in the summer.

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