Growing Stewartia

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.

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