Stewartia rostrata (Beaked False Camellia)

Height: 15-25 feet (very slow growing)
Spread: 10 feet
Light: Morning sun and afternoon shade or high, filtered light all day.
Soil: Amended, evenly moist but well-drained soil while tree is getting established.
Description: RARE! Deciduous small tree or large shrub with glossy, deep green, rubbery leaves on short petioles that take on dark red hues in fall. Overall habit is upright and dense. White, fragrant, cupped flowers with yellow centers cover the plant in late spring and then give way to rust brown fruit that persist from late summer through fall. An elegant specimen. Rarely offered in the retail trade. Your garden-geek friends will be insanely jealous when you plant this in your garden.


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