Stewartia pseudocamella – Japanese stewartia –


Stewartia pseudocamella

deciduous tree

comes in variable sizes

S. pseudocamellia – Stuartia pseudocamellia – False Camellia- Japanese Stewartia – This broadly columnar, deciduous tree from Japan and Korea can grow to 70′ feet tall and 25′ feet wide, , but mostly as a 20′ foot tall specimen in cultivation. It has peeling, pink to red brown and gray bark. It produces ovate to elliptic, finely toothed, dark green leaves, to 4″ long with downy undersides, turn yellow to orange and red in autumn. Rose like, cup shaped white flowers with frilly petals, to 2 ½” across, with golden stamens, are borne singly or in pairs in late spring to early summer, followed by nut like seed capsules.

Grow in moist but well drained,
moderately fertile, humus rich, neutral to acidic soil in full sun or light,
dappled shade, with shelter from strong winds.

Zones 5-8