This highly variable species from the mountains of southeastern China is related to C. sasanqua and C. oleifera. White flowers are produced in the fall and can vary in size from 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The foliage is a dark green, relatively small and fairly dense. The bark becomes orange at a young age and is quite attractive. It survives and thrives in exposed, severely deforested areas in the wild, and is very easy to cultivate.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 7b
Blooms (NC): Fall