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stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Wonderbunny » 02 Apr 2011, 10:45

Which should I plant? I want an attractive, fragrant tree to replace my mimosa that was killed by frost.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 02 Apr 2011, 20:02

How about a magnolia tree?
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Wonderbunny » 03 Apr 2011, 05:56

Which is the most fragrant magnolia?
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Apr 2011, 17:49

I'm not sure Wonderbunny. We have 2 of them which produce big flowers and which smell lovely, but they were already here when we moved in and I don't know what type they are. I've also got a smaller one in a pot, which's about 4 years old. I keep meaning to plant it - but keep forgetting! They thrive in sun or partial shade though, so suitable for most gardens.

Another nice one's a Sweet Scented Gardenia plant, which grows like a shrub but gets covered in nice-smelling flowers, and the foliage's attractive as well.

There's always lilac of course.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Pet » 04 Apr 2011, 18:33

Which of the two shrubs (stewartia sinensis, clerodendrum trichotomum) do you feel more partial to?

Also, how 'bout posting a picture of each one? I'd love to see them!
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Apr 2011, 19:03

I love trees. I'm always buying new ones, which annoys my OH as the back lawn's beginning to look like woodland now! : )
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Wonderbunny » 07 Apr 2011, 18:22

I haven't learned how to post pictures on here yet, Pet.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby kg » 14 Apr 2011, 21:09


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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Apr 2011, 08:50

Beautiful, Glenn!
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Wonderbunny » 22 Apr 2011, 04:17

So which do you like the best? By the way I've decided on the clerodendrum. But I may try to find room for the stewartia later.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby kg » 22 Apr 2011, 13:29


That's a good way to do it, WB. With something like a flowering bush or tree, either one is good, but both is better!

I personally have no preferences...they're both beautiful.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby pilvikki » 13 Jun 2011, 22:08


i've with bunny on this, because of the overall look of the tree the rest of the year.

what about dwarf cherry trees? they look wonderful in bloom and then you get cherries in summer.
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Re: stewartia sinensis or clerodendrum trichotomum?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Jun 2011, 17:06

Huh - not always. We've got one of those as well, and eventually, it produced just 3 very juicy cherries. The following year there was a solitary one ... and no more since!

Lovely blossom though.
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