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Stewartia monadelpha

Tall Stewartia
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Deciduous, Trees

STEWARTIA

Japan, Korea. Slow-growing, all-season performers that show off fresh green leaves in spring, white flowers resembling single camellias in summer, and colorful foliage in fall. In winter, distinctive pattern of bare branches is on show, as is smooth bark that flakes off in varying degrees, depending on species. All grow best in acid, organically enriched soil. Good in woodland garden and as foreground specimens against backdrop of larger, darker-leafed trees.

Stewartia monadelpha

Native to Japan, Korea. Grows 25 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide, with slender, upward-angled branches. Leaves are 1 1/2 to 3 in. long, turn brilliant red in fall. Small (to 1/2 -in.) flowers. Rich brown, scaly bark when young; smooth cinnamon-colored bark when older.

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