Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Native to Japan and Korea, this species is grown in the United States for its attractive form, interesting bark, and conspicuous flowers. This medium-sized deciduous tree grows 10-15 m tall and produces large (up to 8 cm wide) white flowers in the summer. Individual flowers are relatively short-lived, but blooming is spread out over a period of many weeks.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 6-12 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early summer.
Presence in US:
Not native to the US but widely cultivated.