Monday, May 24, 2010


We don't have a native Stewartia at home, but we should. It's a lovely shrub, full of flowers when healthy and doing well.

Stewartia malacodendron (Silky Camellia) is one of our native species of Stewartia in the Southeast. The sister Asian species are also nice.

This specimen was in the NC Arboretum, along with several others, next to the Education Center. It was in full flower-- delightful!


  1. It's really lovely~We have so many beautiful trees, shrubs and plants in the southeastern us. gail

  2. That does look like a beautiful shrub--bed it wouldn't be hardy for my part of Virginia, though.


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