Stewartia sinensis

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Stewartia sinensis - Chinese stewartia
Common name: Chinese stewartia
Family: Theaceae (tea family)
Distribution: China
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: A rare deciduous tree, 15-20' tall with a vase-shaped habit. Distinctive cinnamon-orange bark. Bright green summer leaves change to purple in autumn. Flowers produced in the leaf axils, fragrant, 2" wide (June). A fantastic specimen or accent tree. Fruits are a capsule, containing shiny, dark brown seeds.
Links:Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN Taxonomy)


  • 1: MAG: CA13 (CA13) • Accession: D2003-0440.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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