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Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Stewartia

<i>Stewartia pseudocamellia</i>

Some 200 years ago, at the opening of Kew Gardens, John Stuart, Earl of Bute, presented a Stewartia to the Welsh Princess Augusta; the honor was somewhat skewed by the misspelling of the Earl’s name. His choice is still prized for its year-round attributes. Orange, gray and reddish brown exfoliating bark bestows an extraordinary winter aspect, while the magnificent bee-friendly profusion of cupped, yellow-centered, white flowers resembles Camellias, appearing in summer when few woody plants are blooming. Finely toothed, bright green leaves transmute deep bronze and purple-red autumnal colors. Unparalleled when planted in a grove, by a sitting area or as a focal point, Japanese Stewartia requires ample moisture, good drainage, lime-free soil and protection from hot sun as well as wind. Grows slowly.

Blooms late-July–August

Size: 22' 0" high x 12' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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