Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous tree, 20-25 ft (6-7.6 m), pyramidal, shrubby; the bark, on young trees scaly, exfoliates, and smooth underneath, reddish-tan. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 4-7.5 cm long, finely serrate, dark green, may become reddish in fall. Flowers about 2.5 cm wide, white with orange stamens, fruit is 5-valved, pointed.
- Best in partial shade, will take full sun. Seems to have excellent heat tolerance.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to Japan. Sometimes used in bonsai.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast of West Hall, just north of the S. pseudocamellia.