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Franklinia (Franklin Tree) & Stewartia (Pseudocamellia)

Stewartia are rarely known shrubs with dark-green, glossy, leathery, deciduous foliage. Being close to the genus Camellia, Stewartia have camellia-like, large, and faintly sweet-scented flowers. The Franklin Tree belongs to a monotypic genus which was native of a single location in the Altamaha River valley (Georgia, USA) where it became extinct in the early 19th century. It is a deciduous tall shrub to small tree with strongly perfumed white flowers in autumn. It's foliage turns bright orange, red and yellow in late autumn. For any slightly moist and leafy soil on a peat basis in a partially shaded to sunny position. In very cold regions give some winter protection (e. g. a dry mulch layer), so that the root system will not freeze through.
Sow flat in any humus rich, well drained substrate from autumn to late spring at some 20°C. Seeds do not require a cooling period (stratification) and will evenly germinate in some 4 to 8 weeks. Do not expose to temperatures above 25°C as these will inhibit germination. From their second year onwards keep plants in a sunny and preferably frostfree spot at a minimum of some 10°C during winter. Carefully transplant plants to their final spot in the garden in late spring and as soon as they are strong enough, which usually is in their fourth or fifth year.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
10 seeds per package.
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Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)

Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)

4 (7)m, Franklin Tree is one of the rarest plants in the world and extinct in nature since the early 19th century. This beautiful deciduous shrub to small trees bears white, sweet fragrant flowers above dark green, slightly glossy, large leaves which turn to a beautiful orange, red and yellow in autumn. For any humus rich soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. VIII-X.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package5227 € 14,90
Stewartia koreana (Korean Stewartia)

Stewartia koreana (Korean Stewartia)

6 (9)m, Korean Stewartia is a small, deciduous trees with a pyramidal crown in adult specimens and makes white, rather flattened flowers in late spring. The dark green, elliptic leaves turn yellow, orange to red or purple in autumn. Native of slightly moist, open spots in woods in North Korea. For a sunny spot in any humus rich, acidic, well drained soil. USDA Climate Zone 5. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3126 € 4,99*
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Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha

5 (8)m, deciduous small tree with a pyramidal crown in adult specimens and white flowers in early summer. Dark green, elliptic, serrated, leathery leaves turning red to maroon in autumn. Native of slightly moist, open spots in woods in Japan. For a sunny spot in any humus rich, acidic, well drained soil. USDA Climate Zone 6. VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3127 € 4,99
Stewartia rostrata (Upright Pseudocamellia)

Stewartia rostrata (Upright Pseudocamellia)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6819 € 4,99
Stewartia sinensis

Stewartia sinensis

2 (7), in cultivation this Chinese species is a rarely seen species. It makes perfumed, large white flowers above elliptic, shiny leaves, which turn bright orange brown in autumn. For any humus rich and preferably lime-free soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Shelter young plants from severe winds in winter and protection from late frosts. VII-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2911 € 4,99