Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||stew-AR-ti-a soo-doh-ka-MEEL-ee-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 15-30 ft. tall, 20-25 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||For 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