Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Lovely, Camellia-like blooms with white petals and orange centers highlight fresh green leaves. Foliage turns bronzy-purple in fall. This is an all season performer. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationstew-AR-ti-a soo-doh-ka-MEEL-ee-a
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 15-30 ft. tall, 20-25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThe graceful look of this tree should be on display for all to see in the lawn or an uncrowded part of the garden. Summer blooms and fall color only add to its charm. It can take a little shade fromother trees.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsFor the layered look, use a groundcover such as Green Sheen Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen') where it will be shaded. Add another layer of shrubs such as Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice') or Sunburst Hypericum (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'), yellow flowers of the latter will bring out the yellow color of the stamens in the stewartia.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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