Garden Detective: the beautiful Stewartia tree
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DEAR JESSICA: Last year I lost a 20-year-old tree to Tropical Storm Irene. It was one of four along my property line. I would like to replace it, but I'm having a hard time finding out what kind of tree it is. The delicate bark peels like a birch, and it flowers in spring and early summer. The petals are white, and their center is yellow. It is multi-trunked, and in fall the leaves turn many wonderful...