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Japanese Stewartia


Japanese Stewartia Tree
The Japanese stewartia is a small tree that has dark green leaves in the summer and red-orange leaves in the fall. They can be found near the north gate entrance to Conservatory Garden's North Garden. New Japanese stewartias have also recently been planted in Strawberry Fields.

Common Name: Japanese Stewartia

Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia

Origin: Japan

Family: Theaceae

Size: 12' - 40' tall, 8' - 25' wide

Form: Pyramidal

Culture: Prefers well-drained soils

Leaves

Alternate, elliptical to ovate, pointed, 4" long

Flower

Cup-like, white, 2.5" diameter, bloom in mid-summer

Fruit

Small, red to green pomes

Bark

Gray to brown, flakes off to reveal pale brown to light red, reminiscent of eucalyptus trees