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|If you're looking for a stately (but relatively small) tree that looks great year-round, consider this fine Japanese Stewartia, which greets each new
season with a fresh display of color and texture. In spring, the large, toothy leaves emerge; in summer, Camellia-like white blooms; in fall, brilliant
foliage color changes; and in winter, stunning peeling bark in all shades of orange, brown, and gray!
Easy to grow and very handsome, it's a fine specimen planting or standout for the shrub border.
The Rose-like flowers of creamy white with frilly yellow centers give this plant its species name of "pseudocamellia," and they arise in the middle
of summer -- very unusual for any tree, and utterly charming! About 2 to 2½ inches wide, they open in pairs and clusters, really standing out before
the large, bright green foliage. The blooms are sweetly fragrant, perfuming the air for many weeks!
When the fall weather arrives, the foliage turns all shades of yellow, red, and purple -- a spectacular display! It's hard to mourn the passing of all
this color, though, because when the leaves finally drop, the bark is revealed to be peeling off in big, showy patches of gray, brown, and orange. Of
course, these patches remain year-round, but they don't stand out until the landscape is bare and needs a jolt of unusual color and texture!
Japanese Stewartia is a slow-growing, upright tree, reaching only 8 feet tall after 5 years' growth, and eventually topping out at 30 feet high and
about 18 feet wide. It is dense and well-branched, with an almost columnar look. It makes a fine backdrop to Oakleaf Hydrangeas, and is superb as
a solitary specimen in a special place of honor.
|Give this tree morning sun and light afternoon shade for best flowering and color. It is not fussy
about soil provided the drainage is good, and is quite tolerant of hot, humid weather. Space
trees about 15 feet apart for a solid line of coverage. Zones 5-8.
Hot plant: stewartia, an ideal small tree
This lovely tree will grace your yard for generations to come.
4 to 5 feet 1 tree @ $86.95
2 or more @ $73.95 ea.
|Considered one of the most sought after ornamental trees in the industry! Truly a
year-round tree, this slow grower is an exquisite front-yard specimen!
3 to 4 feet 1 tree @ $42.95
2 or more @ $34.50 ea.
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