This Japanese Stewartia is a robust ornamental tree with beautiful, peeling gray bark that reveals new layers of tan and cinnamon. In midsummer it covers itself with large, Camellia-like white blossoms, each with a cluster of golden yellow stamens at their center. In fall, the leaves light up the garden with shades of burgundy and orange.
Stewartia is a small genus of 15–20 woodland species that are split between the southeastern US and East Asia. They are grown for their cupped white blossoms, colorful bark, and bright fall display, and provide a stunning accent in the landscape.
For information on growing and care of Stewartia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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A viewer from Newtown Square Pa
I had bought one of these Stewardia trees several years ago, after I saw one in the garden of the Barnes Foundation in Merion Pa. Mine was flowering and growing very nicely for about five years and then it seemed to be dying and I lost it. I have had it on my mind to replace it and was happy to see it in White Flower Farm's catalog. The planting I now received looks very healthy and I am anxious to give it a new home in my garden. Thank you White Flower Farm for this quality plant.
Latin Name Pronunciation: stew-art'ee-uh
This is a small genus of 15–20 woodland species that are split between the southeastern US and eastern Asia. They are grown for their mottled bark, lovely white Camellia-like flowers, and colorful fall foliage.
Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade (required in the South). Fertilize just once, in early spring, with a granular, balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10.