Stewartia rostrata

Stewartia rostrata
Stewartia rostrata 
fragrant stewartia
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 4-6m
USUAL WIDTH 3-5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:white a deep pink
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION semi-shade / partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
Rarities
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Fragrant stewartia comes from South China (not to be confused with stewartia sinensis) and, as the name suggests, bears profusion of mildly fragrant flowers. Do not expect lilac's strength of perfume, just a faint, rose-like aroma. Flowers open from purple red buds, they are open wide, 5-6 cm across, 5-petalled, pure white on 4 petals and decorated with a pink blotch on the fifth one. This is a tell for fragrant stewartia, no other stewartia does it. Flowers are followed by rounded seed pods with something that looks like a beak, hence its Latin name rostrata (beak-bearing).

Deciduous leaves are broadly ovate or elliptic, dark green with red margins in summer, and overall bright red, pink, purple and a little bit orange in autumn. New twigs are red, too. The plant forms spreading shrubs with expected garden size of about 4m in our climate. Pruning can be done in early spring.

Naturally it occurs at river streams and under canopies of tall trees as it prefers partial shade or filtered sunlight, and humid air. It needs light, peat-based soil with plenty of humus, always moist, never wet or compacted. Since it is difficult to transplant find it the best spot in your garden where it will linger forever and ever. If you have a small plant and have not decided where to grow it yet transplant it to a larger container only every year until you find the perfect location. It is fully hardy to at least -24°C (USDA zone 6) but plants with mature wood withstand short spells of stronger frost, yet we do not recommend it to colder regions and exposed locations (frost pockets, mountainous resorts, or open fields).

Last update 08-03-2018
SIZES and PRICES
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Stewartia rostrata height 125-150 cm
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Stewartia rostrata height of stem 80-90 cm, girth 10-12 cm
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Stewartia rostrata height 300-350 cm, width 80-100 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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