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Stewartia malacodendron

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Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stewartia (stew-ART-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: malacodendron (mah-lah-koh-DEN-dron) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By air layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Monocromatico On Mar 30, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a tall shrub, native from North America, yet to become a popular plant due to the difficulties in propagating it.

It has small, smooth leaves all through the branches. The flowers are solitary, with 5 white petals and a purple spot in the middle. There are many purple, or blue stamens.

It grows up to 5m tall, but requires some shade. It is frost tolerant, likes well drained soil. Do not overwater it.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Florala, Alabama
Opp, Alabama
Pelham, Alabama
Clermont, Kentucky
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Ringoes, New Jersey



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