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Japanese stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

A small and beautiful tree to appreciate from all angles and in all seasons, the stewartia is remarkably easy to grow. Just provide moist, acidic soil in a location protected by afternoon shade, and enjoy this pest- and disease-free tree.

In midsummer, it's spangled with white, camellia-like flowers. Fall foliage deepens to shades of red, gold, or purple. And the peeling trunk bark reveals a mottled pattern of orange and tan that's always intriguing, especially in winter.


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From 8 to 20 feet


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