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  • Phil Slade
    I believe that High Beeches Gardens here in Sussex holds the N.C.C.P.G National Collection of Stewartias - WWW.highbeeches.com ... From: Richard Morris
    Message 1 of 2 , May 30, 2004
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      I believe that High Beeches Gardens here in Sussex holds the N.C.C.P.G
      National
      Collection of Stewartias - WWW.highbeeches.com

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Richard Morris" <webmaster@...>
      To: <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 2:30 PM
      Subject: [pfaf] [Fwd: COMMENT Stewartia pseudocamellia]


      > An intresting comment
      >
      > Steve Mach (smachs@****) added the comment:
      >
      > There is much more to know and appreciate about Stewartias if you have
      > propagated or grown them, i.e. spent time with them. They are in the
      > same family as tea, camellia, franklinia. There are interesting
      > differences between and within varieties -
      > and surprisingly little information on the web. We live North of
      > Seattle along the coast. We have several older
      > "common type" pseudocamellia tres, i.e. the buds and flowers are on
      > distinct stems rather than within rosettes of reddish leaves as in the
      > rostrata type.
      >
      > I much prefer the rostrata in appearance of flowers (a bit of pink)
      > and more lanquid manner of growth - and the flowers are mildly fragrant.
      >
      > I have germinated and grown the native ovata from seed
      > but it needs a different culture - after a few years I believe I lost
      > them to sun, heat, and lack of moisture over a summer season.
      >
      > I obtained some gemmata seed - described on the web as:
      >
      > Supposedly the same as S. sinensis but plants grown from this seed
      > have produced plants very different from any other stewartia we grow.
      > Stunning strong growing plants. Light green foliage,
      > shades of red and pink in autumn. Flowers probably white.
      >
      > We'll see - the seed I purchased germinated and they are just getting
      > their first true leaves.
      >
      > <P>Link: <a
      > href="http://www.treeshrubseed.com/catalog.asp?genus=s">Schumacher
      > Seed</a> tree and shrub seeds also www.sheffields.com, Sheffields
      Seeds</P>
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      > Rich
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