Stewartias are lovely woodland trees native to Japan, Korea, and the southeastern U.S. All are slow-growing, all-season performers that show off fresh green leaves in spring, white flowers resembling camelias in May-June, and colorful leaves in autumn.
Exfoliating bark creates a beautiful spectacle in winter after leaves fall. Stewartias are at home in woodland settings and make lovely specimen trees as well. Their natural habitat is in the understory, so Stewartias should not be placed in extremely hot areas, and are happiest when growing in afternoon shade.
White flowers in June-July are more open than others, very showy bark flakes off to show a patchwork of green, gray, brown, rust, terra-cotta, and cream.
Grows 20-30', best in part shade, hardy Z5
The common name is somewhat misleading, as "tall" Stewartia is on the shorter side, growing to around 20-25'. White flowers in early summer, densely branched and cloaked in green leaves that turn red and purple in autumn. Bark is copper and peels.
Grows 20-25', best in part shade, hardy Z6
White camellia-like flowers in June, dark green leaves turn yellow, red to dark reddish purple in fall. Very showy bark shows a patchwork of green, gray, brown, rust, terra-cotta, and cream.
Grows 35-40' tall, part shade, hardy Z5
We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.