Japanese Stewartia

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 entrance to Conservatory Garden's North Garden. New Japanese stewartias have also recently been planted in Strawberry Fields.

  • Leaves

    Alternate, elliptical to ovate, pointed, 4 inches long
  • Fruit

    Small, red to green pomes
  • Flower

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

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

Where to find the Japanese Stewartia