Stewartia end-of-year update

This Stewartia has come along quite well in the 3 years since I dug it up. Below is a shot at near-peak fall color.

A few days later, after a couple freezes, only a few leaves remain…
…which were removed to reveal the branching structure I’d been eager to see for quite a while. It did not disappoint!
After tidying up
The apex before pruning back
After light pruning; just the long shoots and too-strong shoots.
A comparison shot from 3/2020 and 11/2021.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. Thanks for reading along this year. I’ll be back in 2022 with new posts on old trees and pots. Until then, I hope you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.



2 thoughts on “Stewartia end-of-year update

  1. Just beautiful! Thank you for everything you share here and elsewhere, Brian. I wish you a happy holidays.

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