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Japanese Stewartia

Common Name:  Japanese Stewartia

Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia  

Location: Spalding Circle

Size: 1.5 inches diameter at breast height

Japanese Stewartia, Stewartia pseudocamellia map of location

Native to:  Japan

This tree typically grows to:  15-40 feet tall and 8 to 20 feet wide

This tree prefers these conditions:  Full sun to part shade in hottest time of day, medium moisture

Special about this tree:  

  • Beautiful all-season tree.
  • Can be single trunk or multi-stem.
  • Very fragrant camellia-like white flowers in June.
  • Dark green foliage turns yellow, crimson and purple in fall.
  • Light gray bark peels to reveal silvery and cinnamon inner bark, creating “camo” pattern.
  • Slow-growing.