Tree Information

Common Name: silky camellia

Scientific Name: Stewartia malacodendron

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1645

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 22 in.

Height: 12 ft.

Crown: 24 ft.

Points: 40

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Dylan Kania

Date First Measured: 2010


2023 comments: Tree appears to be healthy and sound. Trunk circumference measured at 4" due to forked trunk.

2010 comments:Trunk circumference measured at 4 inches above ground due to forked trunk. Measured by Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson. Circumference: 11", Height: 15', Crown: 20', Points: 31.

D. Kania 10/09/2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: City of Chesapeake

GPS Coordinates: 36.74397, -76.23678

Directions: Chesapeake Arboretum. From headquarters building, walk east across Oak Grove Road and cross bridge F. Tree is on left (north) side of loop trail. Map on file.

Owner Address: 624 Oak Grove Road

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Owner Phone: 757-819-7510

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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