Stewartia malacodendron

Stewartia Virginia, Silky Stewartia

These are distinctive trees and shrubs in every season. Their leaves become rich green in spring, and their camellia-like flowers bloom in summer. In autumn their leaves blaze with color. Flaking brownish bark reveals lighter inner bark, so mottled trunks are a mix of orange, gray and reddish-brown. Plant these slow growers only on the West Coast, in the Southeast and in sheltered locations in the mid-Atlantic regions. Shade from hot afternoon sun. Prefer loamy acid soil. Transplant only when young. Mulch to keep soil moist. Use leaf mold or peat moss as soil amendments.
Stewartia malacodendron, Stewartia Virginia, Silky Stewartia
Though some think this plant is best grown only in the South, any sunny, sheltered location will suffice. Difficult to transplant.

Attributes - Stewartia malacodendron

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 18 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Stewartia pseudocamellia
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