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Stewartia rostrata /Beaked Stewartia

Stewartia rostrata  / Stewartia rostrata
Appropriate common name for this plant with beaked seed pods
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Appropriate common name for this plant with beaked seed pods

Close-up image of seed pods and foliage in late summer

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Scientific Name: Stewartia rostrata
Common Name: Beaked Stewartia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This upright growing stewartia produces white flowers with reddish bracts. The fruit is rounded and has a beak or point on the end as seen in the images above. For all stewartias provide a fertile, well drained soil and filtered light. They are somewhat difficult to grow.