full sun - part shade
A rarity, this tree has an upright spreading habit and lustrous dark green leaves. Fall color is brilliant oranges and reds. White 5-petaled fragrant flowers appear in the late July to fall. Best in full sun to light shade in a well-drained location with rich organic matter. John Bartram is said to have found this plant on the banks of the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1770. No plants have been found in the wild since 1790 and all the trees in cultivation today are said to have originated from the one found in 1770. A must have for any experienced collector!