Considered one of the most sought
after ornamental trees in the industry!
Japanese stewartia is most definitely a specimen tree. Plant it in a place of honor on your
garden where you can enjoy it all year long.
3 to 4 feet tree
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Truly a year-round tree, this slow grower is an exquisite
If you're looking for a stately (but relatively small) tree that looks great
year-round, consider this fine Japanese Stewartia, which greets each new
season with a fresh display of color and texture. In spring, the large, toothy
leaves emerge; in summer, Camellia-like white blooms; in fall, brilliant
foliage color changes; and in winter, stunning peeling bark in all shades of
orange, brown, and gray! Easy to grow and very handsome, it's a fine
specimen planting or standout for the shrub border.
The Rose-like flowers of creamy white with frilly yellow centers give this
plant its species name of "pseudocamellia," and they arise in the middle of
summer -- very unusual for any tree, and utterly charming! About 2 to 2½
inches wide, they open in pairs and clusters, really standing out before the
large, bright green foliage. The blooms are sweetly fragrant, perfuming the
air for many weeks!
When the fall weather arrives, the foliage turns all shades of yellow, red,
and purple -- a spectacular display! It's hard to mourn the passing of all
this color, though, because when the leaves finally drop, the bark is
revealed to be peeling off in big, showy patches of gray, brown, and
orange. Of course, these patches remain year-round, but they don't stand
out until the landscape is bare and needs a jolt of unusual color and
Japanese Stewartia is a slow-growing, upright tree, reaching only 8 feet
tall after 5 years' growth, and eventually topping out at 30 feet high and
about 18 feet wide. It is dense and well-branched, with an almost columnar
look. It makes a fine backdrop to Oakleaf Hydrangeas, and is superb as a
solitary specimen in a special place of honor.
Give this tree morning sun and light afternoon shade for best flowering and color. It is not fussy about soil provided the drainage is
good, and is quite tolerant of hot, humid weather. Space trees about 15 feet apart for a solid line of coverage. Zones 5-8.
I LIKE PLANTS THAT EARN THEIR KEEP.
By that I mean they do more than a week or two of showing off; they look good in more than a single moment, or season. The small-
ish to medium trees in the genus Stewartia are a good bet if that’s the kind of multi-season interest you are looking for. Sound good?
hot plant: stewartia, an ideal small tree
This lovely tree will grace your yard for
generations to come.
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