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PlantFiles: Mountain Camellia, Mountain Stewartia
Stewartia ovata

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Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stewartia (stew-ART-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ovata (oh-VAY-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Trees

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Smooth-Textured

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:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Monocromatico On Jun 7, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This small tree is native to the southeastern United States, from the lowlands and montane forests. It has a light brown, smooth bark, and dense and spreading branches, with 1/2 foot long leaves with marked veins. The flowers are solitary, with 5 white petals with a cream center. The several stamens are grouped in 5 yellow clusters. The flowers drop still intact, covering the ground under the branches with white flowers.

Regional...

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

Anniston, Alabama
West Tisbury, Massachusetts



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