Native to Japan and Korea. Slow-growing, all-season performers that show off fresh green leaves in spring, white flowers resembling single camellias in summer, and colorful foliage in fall. In winter, a distinctive pattern of bare branches is on show, as is smooth bark that flakes off in varying degrees, depending on the species. All grow best in acid, organically enriched soil. Good in woodland gardens and as foreground specimens against a backdrop of larger, darker-leafed trees.Stewartia pseudocamellia
This tree has a pyramidal form; may reach 30–40 ft. tall and 20–25 ft. wide after many years. Leaves are 2 1/2–3 in. long; turn orange-red to purple in autumn. Cup-shaped, 2 1/2-in.-wide flowers have orange anthers. Very showy bark: it flakes off to show a patchwork of green, gray, brown, rust, terra-cotta, and cream. Members of the Koreana group (S. koreana, S. pseudocamellia koreana) have orange or orange-red fall color and 3-in.-wide flowers that open out flatter than the usual.
This tree has a pyramidal form; may reach 30–40 ft. tall and 20–25 ft. wide after many yea...
Tree, from eastern Asia. Grows to 20–30 ft. tall, about two-thirds as wide. Oval to round, deep ...
These plants deserve to be better known for their subtly attractive springtime show of white, bell-sha...