Stewartias are lovely woodland trees that are slow-growing, and gorgeous in all seasons from showing off fresh oblong, dark green foliage (3" long) in spring, white flowers in May-June, brilliant reddish-orange and burgundy leaves in autumn, reddish brown bark in the winter. These trees make wonderful specimen trees or as a backdrop to a woodland garden. Stewartias should not be placed in hot areas and will be happiest with afternoon shade. Most single trunk trees will end up growing 20-40ft tall, multi trunked Stewartias will grow to about 12ft tall. The white flowers resemble a Camellia (2.5" diameter) with showy orange-yellow anthers appearing in early summer. Stewartia, Camellia and Franklinia are all members of the tea family.