#069 Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

This Japanese Stewartia was named state champion in October 1990. It has since been deposed. This tree is located in the former garden of Elizabeth Lawrence.

Statistics (1990/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 14"/19"
  • Height (Ft.): 30'/32'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 26'/15'
  • Total Points: 51/55

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin and Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1990
  • Owned By: Wing Haven Foundation Inc
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private (fee)
  • Nearest Address: 348 Ridgewood
  • Ecological Value: This genus of Stewartia is known to carpet the ground with flower petals in the summer creating a snow-like effect underneath the tree. It is very resistant to disease and pests.