Stewartia ovata
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Stewartia ovata

mountain camellia
mountain stewartia

  family theaceae 
  genus stewartia 

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Genus  Stewartia Species  ovata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  mountain camellia   mountain stewartia Family  THEACEAE Specimen number  S11503 Data source  HtZn p172
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  10' - 40' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Organic Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Stewartia ovata can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Mountain camellia (also known as mountain stewartia) needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is organic. Full sun to partial shade is best for growing this species. It likes moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Stewartia ovata is a biennial. Flowers: Mountain camellia (locally known in some parts as mountain stewartia) has camellia like flowers. Blossoms appear in June and continue through August. Typically the flowers are either cream or white. Bark: This plant has exfoliating bark that reveals cream, gray, and rust colors.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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