Re: [pfaf] [Fwd: COMMENT Stewartia pseudocamellia]
- I believe that High Beeches Gardens here in Sussex holds the N.C.C.P.G
Collection of Stewartias - WWW.highbeeches.com
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From: "Richard Morris" <webmaster@...>
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.
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