Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia
Common Name: Japanese stewartia
Family Name: Theaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Street (boulevard tree), Summer interest, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pubescent, Elliptic, Obovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Yellow, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptic to obovate, 6-11cm long, margins serrulate, petioles about 5mm long; flowers cup-shaped, most 5-6cm wide, 5 large white overlapping petals with jagged margins, many orange-yellow stamens; fruit capsule with 5 sections. Winter ID: ornamental bark; buds long, slender, 45 degrees angle.