Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha

Tall stewartia

  • Botanical name: Stewartia monadelpha
  • Common name: Tall stewartia
  • Family: Theaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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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

  • Plant size

    8m height

    6m spread

  • Aspect

    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:

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

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