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Schima argentea

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SKEE-ma ar-JEN-tee-uh
Description

A camellia relative this small conical evergreen tree or shrub has showy white flowers in the late summer.  Its leaves have an interesting silver color on the underside.

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Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#white flowers#silver leaves#flowering tree#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#late summer flowers#flowers early fall
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#white flowers#silver leaves#flowering tree#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#late summer flowers#flowers early fall
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schima
    Species:
    argentea
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Cup-shaped single white flowers with yellow stamens and 6 petals are fragrant and emerge from buds with a red tinge. Blooms from late summer to mid-fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Papery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Green on top, silver underneath papery or leathery oblong to ovate.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree