Scientific Name: Stewartia sinensis
Common Name: Chinese stewartia
Family Name: Theaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Pubescent, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Black, Sep-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves (ovate-) elliptical (-oblong), 5-10cm long, downy becoming glossy; flowers cup-shaped, 4-5cm wide, petals white, anthers yellow; capsules large black by summer. Winter ID: bark smooth, and exfoliating, whitish-tan to cinnamon colour.