Stewartia monodelpha known commonly as Tall Stewartia or Orangebark Stewartia is a slow growing deciduous tree hardy in zones 6-8. Reaching a mature height of 20 to 25 feet and a spread of 15-25 feed this tree develops a rather symmetrical pyramidal crown in its youth developing into a vase shaped outline as it matures.
1.5-2″ dark green leaves cast light shade due to its rather open habit. The green leaves turn to a rich red color in the fall. Smooth cinnamon brown bark adds great winter interest, while its small white flowers that develop in the spring are not particularly notable.
With no known major pests or diseases this small tree is well suited for use in the landscape. Plant in partial shade and in a well drained location.