- Flower nameStewartia monadelpha
- Scientific nameStewartia monadelpha
- AliasStewartia monadelpha, 姫沙羅, Himeshara
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Stewartia monadelpha
Stewartia monadelpha or himeshara (Scientific name: Stewartia monadelpha) is a deciduous tree native to Japan, belonging to thefamily Theaceae. It grows wild in the mountains of southern Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The mature trees are smooth and reddish-brown with peeling bark like the Lagerstroemia indica. In summer, it produces smaller white flowers similar to Camellia sinensis (Scientific name: Stewartia pseudocamellia).
Common name: Stewartia monadelpha, Scientific name: Stewartia monadelpha, aka: himeshara, Place of origin: Japan, Type of life: deciduous tree, Height: 10-15 m, Leaf color: yellowish green to red (autumn), Leaf margin: serrated, Leaf blade shape: oblong, Flowering season: July-August, Flower color: white, Flowering place: leaf axils, Fruiting: October-November, Fruit color: brown.