Stewartia malocodendron Silky Camelia 1 gallon

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Stewartia malocodendron (Silky Camelia) large shrub 10-15ft tall, striking white flowers with purple centers line the stems of the shrub in July/August. This is certainly worthy of a place in the landscape. However, sometimes great beauty is paired with fickleness!! This species is especially susceptible to root rot..SO, plant in partial shade on a well-drained sight that has evenly distributed moisture.

1gallon (3 gallon also available)

zones 6(7)-9


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    Stewartia Malocodendron

    Posted by NS from MA on Jun 11th 2024

    For years I've been hoping to grow this magnificent, elusive native shrub . I had my name on the wait list and grabbed one in a gallon pot as soon as it became available. My coveted plant arrived promptly and safely and was extremely well-packed in cardboard and shredded paper. I know Stewartia malocodendron can be tricky, and I'll be growing it in MA, where it's not always reliably hardy. It will, however, be planted on Cape Cod, a coastal region now classified as Zone 7, and where Stewartias in general do well. My fingers are crossed. Thank you, Mail Order Natives, for making my gardening dream come true. Whatever happens, I know it won't be your company's fault, since the plant I received is good-sized, healthy, and robust-looking. Honestly, I feel almost as if I'd received a unicorn in the mail. I hope to order from you company again and won't hesitate to recommend you to others.

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    Posted by Jerry Tate on Dec 9th 2023

    Expertly grown. Beautiful young plants well branched.

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    Silky Camelia

    Posted by Ben Pick on Mar 30th 2023

    Really excited you all are growing this. A great native plant that's hard to find. We're pumped to finally have one to grow at the property! (The shipping was packed quite nicely too)

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    Stewartia malocodendron

    Posted by Steven T Yeatts on Nov 29th 2022

    Excellent plant as always.

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    Stewartia malocodendron

    Posted by Will Ferrell on Nov 13th 2022

    Good, well-rooted plants arrived in excellent shape. I'm thankful they propagate this native. And that they are responsive to questions, etc.

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    Stewartia Malocodendron Silky Camelia

    Posted by Virginia Gardener on Oct 20th 2022

    I've purchased from this nursery before and thought the plants couldn't get any better. I was wrong. If perfect can be made more perfect, that's what they've somehow done at Mail Order Natives. If you're looking for an unusual plant, they may have it. If it's something you can find elsewhere, you won't find a better specimen than here. Every aspect of the business, from communication and shipping to the plants themselves, is exceptional. Thanks. I'll definitely be ordering more!

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    Stewartia malocodendron

    Posted by Virginia Gardener on Jun 15th 2020

    Mail Order Natives offers an exceptional selection of beautiful and unusual plants. Plants have always arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for doing what you do.

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    Silky Camellia

    Posted by Jolanta Moore on Nov 23rd 2017

    Rare plants and hard to find, so I appreciate the source. Healthy plants.

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    Silky Camellia

    Posted by Jonathan Fox on Oct 13th 2017

    This plant arrived when promised and in perfect condition. Great care taken in packing. Good job.