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Tall Stewartia
Stewartia monadelpha

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stewartia (stew-ART-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: monadelpha (mon-ah-DEL-fuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Annapolis, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

West Tisbury, Massachusetts

Portland, Oregon

North, South Carolina

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 31, 2013, NorthSC from North, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Planted it as a 10 inch plant in a large pot with excellent soil and kept in a sunroom by the window and it started yellowing on the window side, so I moved it outside in the morning sun but a shade in the afternoon. It keeps on yellowing and some leaves burned light brown now.

June 30, 2013 update: the plant is still slowly declining and not growing at all. The ends of the branches are now bare. The seller advised to water it less and that's what I did. Also the soil is a really good mix that I mix myself from several ingredients that all plants love. Still no improvement.

Mid July update: the plant showed signs of growth after I stopped watering it and giving it just a cupful of ice cubes. It is protected from rain in a rain shelter.

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On Apr 27, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is an asiatic short tree, reaching up to 10 meters tall at most. It has a smooth trunk with a cinnamom brown inner bark, It has a pyramidal shape, with a deep green foliage that turn red on fall. The flowers are small, white, slightly fragrant, single on the leaf axil, with many yellow stamens.