Description: A broadly columnar tree with very attractive flaking bark, which is red-brown and grey-pink underneath. Glistening white flowers with bright yellow anthers in July. Oval dark green leaves turn yellow and red in autumn.
History: Native to Japan and in cultivation before 1878. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Stewartia Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, moist soil. Performs best if sheltered as the blooms and foliage can be damaged by cold drying winds.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m