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General Category => Fruiting and Flowering Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Dennis_S on August 28, 2010, 11:40 AM

Title: Stewartia
Post by: Dennis_S on August 28, 2010, 11:40 AM
Anyone have any insight to growing Stewartia?  I have seedings under a 60% shade cloth and some look just fine and other will have their leaves turn brown for no apparent reason.  The roots stay moist.  I do not let them dry out.  Any hints are greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Stewartia
Post by: Steven on August 29, 2010, 11:31 AM
Have you tried John Dennis? You know he has them :)
Title: Re: Stewartia
Post by: Dennis_S on August 29, 2010, 03:34 PM
Yes.  He is equally puzzled.
Title: Re: Stewartia
Post by: Steven on August 29, 2010, 07:05 PM
ah ok. I only have one. a 4 foot whip with branches. I keep mine in full sun with minimal shade provided by pecan trees. Keep it moist as I can.
Title: Re: Stewartia
Post by: Dennis_S on August 30, 2010, 07:17 PM
Thanks Steve.  I hope yours does well.
Title: Re: Stewartia
Post by: akeppler on September 01, 2010, 01:09 AM
In the USA, the only one I know of with any real knowledge is Bill Valavanis. He grows them quite well and has some pretty nice specimen trees also. Everyother year he brings bare rooted stewartia to the Shohin Seminar. Also known as Pseudo Camellia.

A Keppler