Rock Crest Gardens Nursery

Additional information

Common Name

Japanese Stewartia

Potting Type

B & B

Sun Requirement

Partial sun to partial shade

Growth Rate

Medium 6"-12" per year




14' 3" cal

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Stewartia pseudocamellia, commonly called Japanese stewartia, is a small, slow-growing, pyramidal, deciduous tree native to the mountains of Japan and the Korean peninsula. Specimens in the wild can reach 50-60′ tall, but in cultivation typically mature over time to 20-40′ tall with a slightly narrower canopy width. Can also be grown as a large, multi-stemmed shrub reaching 12-15′ tall. Cup-shaped, camellia-like white flowers (to 2.5″ diameter) with showy orange-yellow anthers appear in early summer. Elliptic, dark green foliage (to 3″ long) turns attractive shades of reddish-orange and burgundy in autumn. Exfoliating, reddish-brown bark provides good winter color and interest.


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