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Native and Non-Native Stewartia Trees that Fare Well in New England Gardens

Stewartia Trees that Fare Well in New England Gardens

Native and Non-Native Stewartia Trees Suitable for New England

Many may be familiar with the stately looking sycamore trees with eye-catching exfoliating bark.  Just take a slow drive down Memorial Drive at Harvard University and you will be convinced of the timeless elegance of this (exfoliating bark) characteristic.

However, there is group of native and non-native Stewartia trees that turn heads even quicker, and these are now readily available for your home garden (but not at box stores yet).  Be warned, Stewartia trees are not for the gardener who strives for instant glory.  These trees, unlike the aformentioned Sycamore, are very slow growing.  They also carry a larger price tag.  I would recommend purchasing something bigger than a twig if you want something impressive in your lifetime;  a 1o’ specimen goes for around $200. Continue reading Native and Non-Native Stewartia Trees that Fare Well in New England Gardens