Stewartia serrata

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Stewartia serrata - Oyama stewartia, sawtooth stewartia
Common name: Oyama stewartia, sawtooth stewartia
Family: Theaceae (tea family)
Distribution: Japan
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: A beautiful deciduous tree, likely to remain under 20' in this area, growing with an upright to vase-shaped habit. Young shoots are tan-brown and quite hairy; leaves are glabrous and leathery, 2-3" long, abruptly pointed at the tips. Flowers open in June, 2-3" across, creamy white, stained red at the base. Flowers give way to dark reddish brown capsules. Bark on older wood turns gray-brown. Fall color can be a remarkable crimson-red to orange-red.
Links: Catalogue of LifeGermplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN Taxonomy)World Flora Online


  • 1: LKV: CB17 (CB17) • Accession: D2004-0388.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
  • 2: LKV: CD19 (CD19) • Accession: D2004-0388.002 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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