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Stewartia malacodendron

Common Name(s):
Sewartia, Silky camellia
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Lightly striped cinnamon colored bark; fertilize sparingly; slow grower; glossy green leaves; transplant only young plants in late winter or early spring; lightly striped cinnamon-colored bark; fertilize sparingly; transplant only young plants in late winter or early spring; native

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long; purple-bronze fall color
Flower:
2.5 to 3.5 in. flowers in mid summer; white petals with purple and blue parts; .5 in. woody egg shaped capsule and brown see
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade; well drained soil; dislikes wet feet
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Large shrub to small tree
Exposure:
High shade, early morning sun; well drained soil
Fruit:
2-3 in. waxy white flowers with dark purple center in mid summer into fall
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 560

Stewartia malacodendron Flower
Eleanor, CC BY-NC - 4.0