A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Stewartia pseudo-camellia


Stewartia pseudocamellia (Theaceae)

A native of Japan and introduced by Messrs Veitch to the UK.  It was previously cultivated in the US and France where it flowered for the first time in 1878.

A beautiful medium sized tree bearing glamourous, camellia like flowers with yellow anthers in mid summer.  It has distinctive peeling bark and good autumn colour too.
 A superb speciman tree.

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