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Orangebark stewartia is an outstanding tree for year-round interest. Its delicate, white, saucer-shaped flowers dot the braches in June and early July. The dark green foliage becomes a brilliant mix of rich red-orange and fire engine red in the fall. As the leaves drop, they reveal the beautiful cinnamon brown bark of the trunk and branches. No serious insect or disease problems are common to this tree. This tree will work well in small yards. The bark is shown to perfection with a backdrop of evergreens.
Plant Type: tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8
Flower Color: white
Seasonal Interest: autumn color
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: blue, silver, red
Great Color Partners: dark green, gold
- Culture Notes
- This slow growing small tree does best in light to open shade. Provide a location with rich well-drained or sandy soil. It grows best if provided with regular watering during dry weather. Little pruning is needed and heavy pruning can ruin the form of this lovely tree. Consult an expert pruner or take a local class before attempting to prune.