Are stewartia seed propagated?
Is it spring yet?
I have a stewartia that seems to have an identity crisis. When it was younger it seemed one side grew with just a little bit more vigor and leafed out a day or two earlier. Blooms have always looked the same on both sides, but now that it's bark is starting to peel it looks even more two sided.
I always figured cuttings were a quicker way to propagate these things, but mine really looks like a pair of seedlings that have grown together.