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Stewartia pteropetiolata - WWJ11939

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From a seed collection gathered on my return to the far north of Vietnam on the border with China, with Peter Wharton in 2007. Where they only formed medium sized densely branched shrubs, although capable of much taller on old trees, where we gathered the seed of this evergreen species. With wonderfully textured leathery leaves 10-13 cm long held on shallowly winged petioles (hence its epithet), with the parchment textured leaves impressed above by the network of venation. Still retaining the almost globular dark seed capsules when we found them, which had succeeded the solitary white flowers born in abundance April-May. Best grown in an acidic to neutral humus rich soil with adequate drainage in full sun to light shade out of freezing winds.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Theaceae) Stewartia pteropetiolata WWJ11939
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub White Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Semi evergreen Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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