This lovely small multistemmed tree has smallish camellia-like white frilled petaled flowers have a large yellow boss of staemens from June to early August often filling the flowering gap at that time of year. Rarely needs pruning to keep a balanced form. Bright green thick leaves in the Spring turn vivid scarlet in the Autumn. Nice exfoliating bark gives this species more depth.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Nov 2019
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Height and Width: 11m x 5m
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate Stewartia pseudocamellia seeds:
Soak for 24 hours. Seeds should swell. If seeds don’t swell, briefly GENTLY scarify by rubbing seed with a small amount of sand between your palms. Use a plate to catch any fallen material. Resoak for 12 hours. Use a baggie of sterile moist medium or sow in a nursery pot and warm stratify 120 days at 15-18 C. Never let seed dry out. After the 120 days, the seed now needs to 90 days of cold stratification to complete the cycle. Expose to Spring like conditions of 20C for germination. Sow 4 mm deep, tamp soil and mulch helps retain moisture.