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Plant Details

Stewartia malacodendron

Silky Camellia, Virginia Stewartia

Scientific Name:

Stewartia malacodendron

Common Name:

Silky Camellia, Virginia Stewartia

Plant Family

Theaceae (Tea Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree/Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

20

Light:

Sun - part -sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Apr - Jun

Bloom Area:

uncommon on Coast, rare in Piedmont & Mountains

Habitat Description:

Mesic forests, especially on beech-dominated bluffs or “upland islands” in Coastal Plain swamps. Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Per Flora of North America " It is most easily distinguished from S. ovata by the petiole wings not enclosing the winter buds, much smaller bracts, different fruit shape, and lustrous seeds. "
Uncommon on coast, rare in mountains and piedmont

Bloom Close up

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Skip Pudney

Silky Camellia habitat

Ev-Henwood Preserve in Brunswick Co. has a beautiful grove of Silky Camellias.

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Esther Murphy, May 13, 2012, Ev-Henwood Preserve, Brunswick Co.

Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

SoutheasternFlora
Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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