American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Stewartia, native to eastern North America and tropical eastern Asia, having fragrant showy white flowers and smooth brown bark that peels into thin flakes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants belonging to the family Theaceæ. See Stuartia.
- New Latin Stewartia, genus name, after John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792), British politician. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Henry Lauder's walking stick; hardy and star magnolia; weeping cherry; crab apple; serviceberry; stewartia; and river birch.”
“Many people are not familiar with the Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) an underused multiseason tree.”
“The stewartia becomes a medium-size tree with white camellialike flowers in midsummer and good fall leaf color.”
“HOW: Pair this plant, also known as hamamelis mollis, with red-stem dogwoods, picea omorika, stewartia pseudocamellia, Ken Janeck rhododendron, black mondo grass and hellebores for an incredible winter garden.”
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