The tall stewartia, Stewartia monadelpha, is a beautiful deciduous tree that makes a handsome addition to the garden. Specimens are often multi-stemmed, which perfectly showcases its peeling, rust-coloured bark. Better still, in early summer white, camellia-like flowers emerge and are soon covered with bees. In autumn the leaves turn a spectacular shade of red before falling.
For best results, grow Stewartia monadelpha in full sun or partial shade in moist, humus-rich and well-drained soil.
How to grow Stewartia monadelpha
South facing, east facing, west facing
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Stewartia monadelpha and wildlife
Stewartia monadelpha is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Attractive to Bees
Does not attract Beneficial insects
Does not attract Birds
Does not attract Butterflies/Moths
Does not attract Other pollinators
Is Stewartia monadelpha poisonous?
Stewartia monadelpha has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People