Japanese stewartia

Common Name:  Japanese stewartia

Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia

Origin: Japan

Family: Theaceae

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.