Stewartia monadelpha

The Stewartia monadelpha is commonly called an orangebark stewartia because of its interesting patchy orange bark.
The Stewartia monadelpha, commonly called an orangebark stewartia, has interesting patchy orange bark.

Orangebark stewartia


The orangebark stewartia has simple, alternate leaves and patchy orange bark.

About Orangebark stewartia at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to Japan.

  • Height is usually 20 to 25 feet tall.

  • Broadleaf deciduous tree with alternate, simple leaves.

  • Flowers about 2.5 centimeters wide, white with orange stamens, fruit is 5-valved, pointed.

  • Attractive red fall foliage.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
3766704 SE 122nd Ave. Leach Botanical Garden

25' Height
35' Spread
4.2' Circ.
14" DBH

This tree is on the hillside, north of the visitor's center.

The patchy bark of the Stewartia monadelpha is a defining feature, so much so that it is commonly called an orangebark stewartia.