75 Japanese Stewartia

Portrait of a very young Japanese Stewartia.Facts About Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Native to: Japan
Crown: Pyramidal
Height: 40 - 60 feet
Width: 20 - 40 feet
Growth Rate: Slow

Characteristics: Foliage is red to purple-red in fall and in summer it has 2-1/2" white flowers with orange anthers resembling camellias. As this tree ages the bark exfoliates attractively. It likes moist acidic soil with a high organic content, but is moderately drought tolerant when it is planted in shade.

Negative Features: It needs ample water, especially when it is young. Requires pruning to develop a tree form and to maintain an 8' - 10' canopy suitable for street tree use.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets. Best used in limited quantity.

Comments: Japanese Stewartia grows very slowly when it is young. It is seldom used.

Engraved stone sign for Japanese Stewartia, Stewartia pseudocamellia.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 6 ft.