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Stewartia monadelpha

Phonetic Spelling
stew-AR-tee-ah mon-ah-DEL-fuh
Description

This small tree is a member of the camellia family with small white cup-shaped flowers. Its cinnamon-brown bark and smooth trunk along with its fall russet color make this tree interesting year-round.  

Compare this Plant to: Stewartia pseudocamellia (Tall Stewartia)

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#bark#heat tolerant#winter interest#deciduous tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#bark#heat tolerant#winter interest#deciduous tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stewartia
    Species:
    monadelpha
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Its flowers will attract bees.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Brown seed pods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1.5-3" leaves, red-maroon fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Cinnamon brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Multi-stemmed or trunked.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Flowering Tree
    Specimen