Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia Koreana Group

Stewartia - Stewartia pseudocamellia  Koreana Group

Common Name: Stewartia
Genus: Stewartia
Species: pseudocamellia
Cultivar: Koreana Group

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 20.00 m (2000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A beautiful summer flowering deciduous tree that also produces a fiery autumnal display. It is related to the Camellias and this is perhaps most noticeable when the plant is in flower. The single white petals which surround a prominent boss of pale yellow stamens initially form a cup shape but gradually open out fully to form a generous sized (up to 7cm wide) plate-like bloom. The lightly-toothed green foliage colours up well in autumn before it falls and even in the middle of winter the pinky-brown peeling bark remains an attractive feature. An impressive specimen in both a garden or woodland setting.

  • Garden care: Try to settle it in quickly as they resent transplanting and offer protection from strong winds. Top-dress annually with a generous layer of mulch in spring or autumn.