One of those trees that brings excitement to the landscape through all 4 seasons, Stewartia is well-deserving of a spot in every landscape where it will grow (USDA Zones 5a-9b). A deciduous tree to 30 or 40 feet in height with a rounded pyramidal form, in early spring the elliptic leaves emerges bronzy purple turning to dark green by summer and then to a vibrant red and orange in fall. In summer, camellia-like flowers with white frilly petals surrounding golden-yellow anthers open in random succession. When the trunk reaches 2 to 3 inches in diameter Stewartias stunning exfoliating bark in shades of gray, orange, and reddish brown take center stage throughout the winter. Get all the details below!