stewartia

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 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.

Stewartia koreana

Stewartia koreana: Korean Stewartia

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

Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha: Tall Stewartia

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

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Stewartia pseudocamellia: Japanese Stewartia

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

Find the best Trees for your Garden

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.

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Abies: The Fir Tree

Natives

Native Abies: Native Fir

Natives

Native Acer Circinatum:

Vine Maple
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Acers for Fall Color

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Acer palmatum: Japanese Maple

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Bird Haven

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Cercis: Redbud

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Conifers

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Cornus: Dogwood

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Cryptomeria: Japanese Cedar

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Fruit Trees

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Ginkgo: Maidenhair Tree

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Heptacodium: Seven Sons Flower

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Lagerstroemia: Crape Myrtle

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Larix: Larch Tree

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Magnolia Trees

Natives

Malus fusca

Western Crabapple
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Miniature Conifers

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Oxydendrum: The Sourwood Tree

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Picea: The Spruce Tree

Natives

Pinus: Native Pine

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Planting Tips

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Pruning Guide

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Prunus: Cherries &
their Prunus relatives

Natives

Quercus: Garry Oak

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Salix: Willow

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Stewartia

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Styrax: Japanese Snowbell

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Tree Selection Guide