Chinese Stewartia (Stewartia sinensis)

GPS Coordinates: 40.02683, -75.312757

The Chinese Stewartia (Stewartia sinensis) is native to Japan, Korea, and Southeastern U.S. It blooms once a year in the summer. They are slower growing trees that are deciduous trees and only grow approximately 10 meters in height. It produces fragrant cup-shaped white flowers with yellow anthers, which are 1.5-2 inches diameter. On young plants, its beautiful reddish bark flakes off in long, shiny sheets to reveal smooth lighter patches beneath. During the fall season the Chinese Stewartia helps to create the beautiful colorful foliage with its large array of colorful leaves. During the flowering spring season, they carry bold, green leaves with a dazzling scene of large white flowers.

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