Natural Monument—Korean Stewartia at Yangdok

There is a community of Korean Stewartia, a deciduous, tall and broadleaf tree which belongs to the tea tree family.

As an indigenous plant of Korea, its reserve sprawls over 26 hectares. It is 12 metres tall and its chest, 25 centimetres in diameter on average. The tallest one is 25 metres high and its chest, 35 cm in diameter.

Its smooth bark is auburn. The leaves grow in alternation and have leafstalks. A big white flower blossoms on the leaf axil at the tip of branches from June to July. Its fruit ripens in October.

It is under preservation as a natural monument as it is of significance in studying its distribution and features.

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