Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Native to Japan. Small to medium deciduous tree. Has good autumn colors of yellow, red and purple. Has single white Camilla-like flowers from June to August. Older bark exfoliates to reveal a camouflage-type pattern. Prefers rich organic soil with shelter from afternoon sun. Difficult to establish. Dislikes heat and drought.

Family: Theaceae
Type: Ornamental
Origin: Japan
Season: Spring

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