Very rare in the UK, Stewartia serrata grows to be a small, pyrimidal tree with dark green serrated leaves in summer which turn handsome shades of red, purple and orange before falling in autumn.
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Very rare in the UK, Stewartia serrata grows to be a small, pyrimidal tree with dark green serrated leaves in summer which turn handsome shades of red, purple and orange before falling in autumn. Established plants have creamy white flowers in early summer.
Stewartia serrata requires a sheltered position in sun or light, dappled shade and lime free soil.
- Position: Sheltered in sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Fertile, moist, acidic soil. Enjoys moist but well drained soil which is not waterlogged.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Stewartia serrata requires protection from late spring frosts as a young plant.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Stewartia serrata grows to be a slender, small branching tree.
- Height: 6 m (20 ft)
- Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Stewartia serrata is generally hardy in the winter but can be a fickle and difficult plant and as such is most suitable for experienced gardeners only. It can be caught our by late spring frost once the leaves have emerged in spring. As such, it is covered by our normal guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, Rare and Unusual
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