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Japanese Stewartia

Posted by chris209 Z7a LI, NY (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 20:40

I'm thinking of purchasing a Japanese Stewartia, but have some reservations. Does this tree produce an abundance of flowers, or are they not very showy? I can't seem to find a picture of it in full bloom, so I'm thinking it's not really grown for the flowers as much as it is for its form, bark and fall foliage. What are you feelings about this species? How about Korean Stewartia? Are they very different? Would I be better off with a magnolia?
Thanks for your help,
Chris


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RE: Japanese Stewartia

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 22:27

I have grown several different varieties of Stewartia. I like the S.monadelph the best. It has smaller leaves and a real nice port red fall color. Bark is fantastic! It also reseeds here and there.
Stewartias are like a deciduous Camellias except the flowers don't play such a dominant role.
Mike


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