• Description

    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. Stewartia, Camellia, and Franklinia are all members of the tea family (Theaceae) and have similar flowers.

    About Stewartia pseudocamellia

    Common Name: Japanese Stewartia
    Sun Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
    Growth Rate: Medium 6"-12" per year

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