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, 8 July 2014

Stewartia sinensis


The Stewartias at High Beeches are in flower.

A small genus of ornamental trees and shrubs related to the camellia.

Stewartia sinensis has attractive peeling bark and good autumn colour.  A native of central China and introduced to the UK by Ernest Wilson in1901.  A highly desirable ornamental tree but rare in cultivation.

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