Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia ‘stewartia’
A deciduous tree with a rounded columnar form, stewartia features stunning bark that exfoliates in strips of gray, orange, and reddish brown once the trunk attains a diameter of 2 to 3 inches. Serrated foliage emerges bronzy purple in spring, develops into a dark green by summer, and turns red or orange in the fall. In midsummer, “glamorous” white camellia-like flowers open in random succession and are followed by pointed brown seed pods, which are persistent but not very ornamental.

 
Zones: Zone 4 – 8
Leaf Description: Dark green leaf
Flower Description: White
Mature Height: 30-40 ft
Mature Spread: 20-30 ft
Growth Rate: Slow
Habit: Round
Light Requirements: Sun to partial shade
Soil Tolerances: Adaptable