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Stewartia ovata /Mountain Camellia

Stewartia ovata  / Stewartia ovata
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Scientific Name: Stewartia ovata
Common Name: Mountain Camellia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
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: The Mountain Camellia is a small tree to large shrub native to the Appalachian region at the low to medium elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains. White flowers with yellow centers are produced in early summer. Autumn color can be quite good. Woody capsules one inch long hang on the tree into winter.