Common Name: Japanese stewartia
Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia
Bloom time: June
Its Japanese name, natsu tsubaki, means “summer camellia” and refers to the early summer flowers that resemble those of camellias from which Its species name "pseudocamellia" is derived. This resemblance is readily understandable: both Stewartia and Camellia are members of the tea family.