Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia Theaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution



Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection, Hillside Garden, Nevin Welcome Center, Mullestein Winter Garden, Zucker Shrub Collection

Source of plant

Edgewood Nursery, Seneca Hill Perennials, Klyn Nurseries, Princeton Nurseries, Ambleside Gardens, Weston Nurseries, Edgewood Nursery, Cornell Botanic Gardens


Small to medium-size pyramidal-oval tree. The mature landscape size is probably 30-40', but in the wild it can attain 60'. Flowers 2 - 2 1/2" across, white with white filaments and orange anthers, borne in July. Leaves dark green, 1 1/2 - 3 1/2" long, assuming yellow, or red to dark purplish-red tints in autumn. Bark flaky, ranging from soft grays and browns to orangish brown, that will often all intermingle on the same tree.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

bark, flowering season