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Schima superba

Phonetic Spelling
SKEE-ma soo-PER-buh
Description

Schima is a white flowering tree in the camellia family native to China and Taiwan.  In its natural habitat it can reach well over 100 feet tall but that rarely happens in cultivation.  It has a tropical feel

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#glossy leaves#coastal areas#evergreen tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#glossy leaves#coastal areas#evergreen tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schima
    Species:
    superba
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Taiwan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy dark green lance shaped 5"-7" long leaves that look like camillia leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Specimen