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Scientific Name: Stewartia sinensis
Pronunciation: stoo-AR-tee-uh sye-NEN-siss
Common Name: Chinese stewartia
Family Name: Theaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves (ovate-) elliptical (-oblong), 5-10 cm long, downy becoming glossy; flowers cup-shaped, 4-5 cm wide, petals white, anthers yellow; capsules large black by summer. Winter ID: bark smooth, and exfoliating, whitish-tan to cinnamon colour.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (Hubei, China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google
Chinese stewartia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Orange, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate, Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Black
Fruiting Time: Sep, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy, The capsule has 5 angles, 5 beaks, and is 3/4' wide, making it the largest in its genus.

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: White, Orange, Tan, Brown
Additional Info:Cinnamon-like appearance, and peels off in long sheets; relatively similar to Acer griseum.
Leaf Bud Type: Stalked
Leaf Scar Shape:V-shaped

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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