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Stewartia

Stewartia spp.

Stewartia pseudocamellia 01 by Reggaeman (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

4.5m

4m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Stewartia Overview

A genus of deciduous shrubs and trees in the Theaceae family closely related to Camellia. They originate from Southeast Asia and a couple from Southeast USA. They are cultivated for their attractive smooth bark in shades of orange to yellow-brown that peels in fine flakes and for their showy white flowers and Autumn colour. They prefer an acid soil in a sheltered position.

How to propagate Stewartia

Cuttings

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

Seed

Other uses of Stewartia

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