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JAPANESE STEWARTIA
Stewartia pseudocamellia

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Photo Locations: Corvallis, CA, Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Ample moisture when young.

Native to Japan.

Family: Theaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze, Red or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Orange or White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Striking, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Orange or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 6, 14 - 17 and 20 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Stewartia pseudocamellia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/stewartia-pseudocamellia >

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