Pennsylvania is a state with different climate zones due to the different topography of the landscape.
There are five distinct regions in PA, each containing a host of different natural wonders. From mountaintops to coastal plains, PA offers residents the opportunity to grow many different tree species, depending on where you are in the state.
PA experiences all four seasons; of cold winters, autumn colours, flowery springs and hot and humid summers.
If it's flowering trees you're after, there are tons of different options you can consider before committing to planting one.
Read on for information on which flowering tree might be right for you to plant in your Pennsylvania backyard.
17 Flowering Trees to Grow in Pennsylvania
Chaste Tree blooms from late spring to early fall with long, spiky white, pink, and lilac/lavender flowers. One of the benefits of the chaste tree is the time it blooms. The flowers also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Not only do they have a long flowering period, but they are also pleasantly scented.
Even the foliage is fragrant on this native to Central Asia and southern Europe. The leaves are separated into 5-7 narrow leaflets. Chaste trees need soil that drains very well. They also do well in xeric gardens and, once established, probably don't need water.
Chaste trees may die down to the roots during extreme weather, but they will sprout out of the ground.
Other common names:Lilac Chaste Tree, Chaste Berry, Black Pepper, Wild Lavender
average size at maturity: 8-20 feet tall and up to 20 feet wide
Varieties suitable for Pennsylvania:Shoal Creek (Grows 4-15 feet tall and 4-12 feet wide)
Bloom:late spring to early fall
2. Purple Prince Crabapple (Malus sylvestris 'Purple Prince')
The purple prince crabapple tree is a prolific bloomer that requires little maintenance. Grown in Ohio, Purple Prince is a small, roundish, fast-growing tree with upward-spreading branches.
The oval bronze-purple foliage turns green at maturity and gold in fall. The flowers appear in mid-spring and are single and pinkish-red in color. The fruit is purple and adds interest in fall and winter.
Crabapple trees generate interest in all seasons, and since PA experiences all seasons, the crabapple tree is sure to hold its interest all year long.
Songbirds love fruit, so you don't have to worry about cleaning it if that worries you. Purple apples are more resistant to disease than other crab apple varieties.
Purple Prince apples grow best in slightly moist loam that is slightly acidic. They are not drought tolerant.
Other common names:wild apple
average size at maturity: 16-18 feet tall and 15-18 feet wide
Available: natural hills
3. Star Magnolia(star magnolia)
Star magnolia is a beautiful, flowering, pest-free ornamental tree suitable for many parts of Pennsylvania. The flowers are showy and fragrant and the foliage is a deep, dark hue.
These Japanese natives have long, oblong leaves and large, white, star-shaped flowers that appear on bare branches. Each flower contains 25-30 elongated petals inside, gathered in the pale yellow center.
Star magnolias have an oval crown and do well in full sun or partial shade. They are a great choice for gardeners looking to add a bit of spring interest to their landscape.
Other common names:star magnolia
average size at maturity: 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide
Bloom:Early spring – mid March
4. Ornamental pears (Pyrus calleryana)
Ornamental pears are native to China and Vietnam. They are fast flowering trees with straight, narrow and erect crowns. The pure white flowers appear on the upright branches in clusters in spring.
The foliage is oval and dark green, changing to shades of plum, orange, red, and a soft golden yellow in autumn. Ornamental pears grow well in soils rich in organic matter, sufficiently moist and slightly alkaline in full sun.
They are also drought tolerant, but are more susceptible to wind damage than trees that have a broader branching pattern.
Planted in mass, ornamental pears can create a wonderful effect if you have the space. Gardeners with smaller yards can also benefit from this tree by planting it as a single specimen tree.
Other common names:Pera Callery, Pera Bradford
average size at maturity: 20-40 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide
Bloom:Beginning of spring
5. cherry cornelian dogwood(male horn)
Cornelian cherry dogwood is one of the first trees to bloom in the spring in Pennsylvania. They are small, deciduous trees native to southern Europe, western Asia, have dense dark green, elliptical/oval foliage and can become a small tree or large shrub.
Small yellow flowers appear on upright stalks that are enclosed in petal-shaped yellow bracts. Cornelian cherries thrive in moist soil rich in organic matter. They can be grown in urban conditions and grow well in groups or as a single specimen, near patios or even as a hedge.
The small yellow flowers appear before the leaves, with glossy green foliage in summer, followed by small ruby-red fruits, which ripen in July.
Other common names:Cornish cherry, European dogwood, dogwood cherry
average size at maturity: 20-25 feet tall and 12-18 feet wide
Bloom:Late winter/early spring
Available: fast growing trees
6. Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamélia)
Japanese stewartia is native to the mountainous regions of Japan and the Korean peninsula. It is a small, slow-growing deciduous tree with a narrow, pyramidal crown. The foliage is dark green and elliptical.
The flowers are small, white, and saucer-shaped with yellow/orange anthers resembling camellias, hence the name.
The foliage turns a captivating burgundy, orange/red color in the fall. Japanese Stewartia can be grown in well-draining, sandy soil in full sun to part shade. It prefers soils rich in organic matter, evenly moist and slightly acidic.
Other common names:Korean Stewartia, Deciduous Camellia
average size at maturity: 20-40 feet tall and 25-30 feet wide
Bloom:end of summer, autumn
Available: natural hills
7. Flor de Sete Filhos (Heptacodium myconioides)
The seven sons flowering tree is native to China and is a deciduous shrub that can be grown as a small tree. They are members of the honeysuckle family, but they are not vines, instead they have a fountain-shaped crown.
It's still relatively unknown to many gardeners, so if you're looking for a unique flowering tree to add to your PA backyard, this might be a good choice for you.
They produce clusters of seven-branched cream-white flowers. Each branch contains six flowers, which then give way to small purple/red fruits.
The foliage is typically ovate/oblong, glossy and slender, with a medium green hue. Seven-son flowers thrive in sufficiently moist conditions, in well-draining soil in full sun, in sandy or clay soil.
Other common names:Northern crepe myrtle, autumnal lilac, plant of seven children
average size at maturity: 18-25 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide
Bloom:august to september
Available: natural hills
8. Buckeye rojo (Aesculus pavia)
Red Buckeyes produce a spring show of deep red flowers. The name 'buckeye' comes from the whitish spot found on each of the brown seeds, resembling a deer's eye. They are small trees, bushy, with a rounded and irregular crown.
The red flowers of the buckeye are erect and appear in clusters (panicles), and are narrow, tubular, and orange-red in color. They give way to smooth globular seed pods. The compound foliage is dark green and glossy. They are slow to medium growing trees; you can expect growth of between 12 and 24 inches per year.
Red buckeye can be grown as a single or multi-trunk tree, or as a shrub, depending on how you choose to prune it. The leaves are composed of 5-7 leaflets, which are generously drooping. The leaves also unfurl earlier than many other trees, adding early spring interest to your garden.
Butterflies and hummingbirds are drawn to the red flower, and fox squirrels like buckeyes.
Other common names:Scarlet Buckeye, Firecracker Plant
average size at maturity: 10-20 feet tall and 10-20 feet wide
9. Hawthorn(Crataegus spp.)
Hawthorn is a genus of about 380 species of medium-sized deciduous trees or shrubs with lobed and toothed foliage. They are native to temperate regions of North Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Hawthorns have an erect, spreading crown. Its flowers are similar to those of the apple tree, which can be white or pink, with five petals and delicately scented. These give way to the edible pips, which attract songbirds and are sometimes used to make wine or jam.
Some hawthorn varieties give good fall colors, while others are semi-evergreen. They are easily propagated by seed in spring, or some cultivars may sprout in late summer.
Hawthorns thrive in a variety of soil types, are drought tolerant, and do well in coastal areas as well.
Other common names:Árbol de mayo, Thornapple, Whitethorn, Thorn berry, Mayflower
average size at maturity: 15-50 feet tall and 8-35 feet wide, depending on variety
Varieties suitable for Pennsylvania:Pennsylvania Hawthorn – Crataegus tatnalliana
Bloom:mid to late spring
10. Crepe Murta (Lagerstroemia indica)
The common myrtle is a small to medium-sized, dense, often multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or tree. Often considered a southern species, frost hardy crape myrtles are coming to South Central PA.
The pink or purple flowers are wrapped in crinkled petals that look like crepe paper. The foliage is dark green, changing in the fall to all sorts of yellows, reds, and oranges. It does well in warm locations and will flower when many other species stop for the season.
The gray bark exfoliates to expose smooth bark of varying shades of brown and gray. Crape myrtle will tolerate drought and confined spaces when mature, but will need to be kept moist while young. New growth can be pinched back during the growing season to increase bush and flower production.
As the myrtle grows, the branches begin to droop. Many gardeners like to thin these branches to show off this tree's unusual trunk, though keep in mind that pruning will reduce cold hardiness.
Other common names:Crapemyrtle, the lila del sur
average size at maturity: 15-25 high and 6-15 wide
Bloom:Flowering usually begins in mid-May to early June and lasts 90-120 days.
11. black cherry(Prunus serotina)
The black cherry is native to the northeastern United States. They are found on the Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania, as well as New York and West Virginia. You can also find smaller amounts of black cherry along the southern Appalachian Mountains and in the uplands of the Gulf Coastal Plain.
Unlike many domestic cherries that flower before leaf development, the black cherry flowers later in relation to leaf development. The flowers are white and arranged in drooping clusters.
It is a deciduous tree, with a particularly conical shape when young, becoming more oval as it matures and the branches widening, assuming a more pendulous and arched appearance.
The deep dark red color of the fruit changes to black from August to October. Autumn sees the foliage turn yellow. It is the most useful of all the native cherries, and the edible fruit is used in cooking and drinking. The wood is used for furniture and musical instruments.
Black cherries grow very fast in the seedling, seedling, and pole stages of their development; therefore, it could be a good option if you want something quick to catch the eye for your backyard. They tend to yield a lot every two years.
Other common names:wild black cherry, rum cherry
average size at maturity: 50-80 feet tall and 30-50 feet wide
Bloom:May 15-20 normally in PA
Available: natural hills
12. Sul de Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)
Also known as the cigar tree because of its narrow, flattened brown pods, Southern Catalpa is native to the damp creeks and banks of Pennsylvania. The heart-shaped leaves are light green in color and can be up to 30 centimeters long. They hang from crooked branches, which grow somewhat haphazardly. The crown can be low, making the tree appear to have a very short trunk.
Southern Catalpa puts on an incredible spring show with its large cluster of fragrant flowers with 2-inch lobules. The flowers are white and trumpet-shaped and have intriguing purple and yellow interior markings.
If you are looking for something with a different aesthetic for your PA garden, this could be a good option. They do best in moist soil, in full sun or partial shade.
Other common names:cigar, indian bean
average size at maturity: 30-60 feet tall and 20-40 feet wide
Bloom:Late spring to early summer
13.fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
The fringe tree is a small-sized deciduous tree native to the eastern United States. They feature lance-shaped leaves and a spreading, rounded crown. The tree produces creamy white, fragrant, drooping, fringe-like flowers that then give way to black, olive-like fruits.
Autumn sees beautiful yellow foliage. It grows well in full sun to part shade, with best foliage in part shade and best flowering in full sun.
They can be planted in rich, well-drained soil that is medium to alkaline. They are tolerant of some droughts and transplant best when young. Once established, they need little pruning. The bluish-black fruit ripens in late summer and is a food source for butterflies and other wildlife.
The border tree offers seasonal interest year-round, from its bloom in spring, its attractive fruit in late summer, and its yellow color in fall. The dark brown scaly ridges and red grooves in the bark are interesting in winter. The border tree is suitable for small backyards as it does not grow very tall.
Other common names:Old man's beard, snow flower
average size at maturity: 12-20 feet tall and 12-20 feet wide
Available: natural hills
14. Autumn Blossom Cherry Tree (Prunus subhirtella)
The fall-blooming cherry is a hybrid tree prized for its abundant flowering. Provides seasonal interest throughout the year. It is also known to bloom sporadically throughout the year, even on the hottest days of fall.
The flowers are semi-double, with 10 petals, and change color from bud to full bloom. In bud they are deep pink, pale pink when opening, turning almost white as they mature. The pea-sized black fruits follow in the summer.
The fall-blooming cherry tree also has good fall color and attractive bark for visual interest in the winter months.
It is also more heat and cold tolerant than many other ornamental cherries, making it an excellent choice for many gardens. Cherry blossom trees need full sun and good air circulation to prevent pests. They need moist, relatively fertile, well-drained soil.
Other common names:cereza higan
average size at maturity: 40-50 feet tall and 15-30 feet wide
Bloom:late fall to early spring
Available: natural hills
15. Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)– Tree with purple flowers
The Royal Empress tree is a stunning tree in every way. It is an extremely fast growing deciduous tree that provides shade and flowers. It can grow at an impressive 15 feet per year until reaching its peak of 50 feet after about 10 years. It is considered one offastest growing treesnot world.
The leaves are large, smooth, and velvety in appearance, much like the Southern Catalpa above. The flowers appear on second-year wood and have a purplish-pink appearance and a vanilla scent.
However, the disadvantage of the Royal Empress tree is consideredinvaderin some areas, and tends to shade and compete with any other species growing under or around it.
Royal Empress trees can absorb up to 48 pounds (22 kg) of carbon dioxide per day through their huge leaves that absorb pollutants and toxins from the air. It is a type of hardwood that is used for woodworking in some countries. Its roots are not invasive and are drought tolerant.
They can be nearly impossible to remove once established, and mature trees can produce up to 20 million seeds a year. Therefore, think carefully before planting Paulownia in your area.
Other common names:princess tree, empress tree, foxglove tree
average size at maturity: 40-50 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide
Flowering dogwood is a medium-sized Pennsylvania native that blooms in spring. Commonly planted as an ornamental in residential and public areas, dogwood's many cultivars mean there is a suitable variety for almost every backyard.
Dogwoods provide dark green color in the summer, red foliage in the fall, and have a pleasing shape that provides winter interest. Dogwoods are suitable for a wide range of climates and soil types. Flowering dogwoods produce small red berries that are attractive to wildlife, giving you one more reason to plant the versatile flowering dogwood in your backyard.
Other common names:dogwood in bloom
average size at maturity: 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet tall
Varieties suitable for Pennsylvania:cloud 9
17. Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
The golden shower tree is a beautiful flowering tree that, when fully grown, can also provide shade. It is a flamboyant tree whose flowers hang in loose panicles of golden flowers in early summer, then give way to beautiful fall color. It is adaptable to many conditions, but will flower best in full sun. The Golden Rain Tree is also suitable for smaller backyards.
The foliage is emerald green at maturity, later emerging a burgundy hue in spring. The compound and serrated leaves turn golden in autumn. The golden shower tree has winter value, long after the gold has faded, in the silvery hue of its ribbed bark.
The golden shower tree is a dense deciduous tree with a rounded shape, which adds shape and enhancement to the landscape. It adapts to both dry and wet conditions, making it easy for the average home gardener to grow. It is also resistant to drought and pollution, making it suitable for urban environments.
Other common names:Pride of India, varnish tree
average size at maturity: 30-40 feet tall and up to 35 feet wide
Topographic discrepancies in the state of Pennsylvania mean there are a plethora of flowering trees for the gardener to choose from.
Whether you are in the colder areas of zone 5 or the more temperate parts of zone 7, there is sure to be a species that is right for yourclimate zone in PA, preferences and aesthetic requirements of the soil.
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Thomas worked for several years as a plant propagation manager for a horticultural contractor, caring for many different species of ornamental trees and shrubs. He learned how to propagate certain endemic endangered species and loves permaculture, sustainability and conscious living. When Thomas isn't walking in nature, he can be found playing music, reading a book, or eating fruit under a tree.
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- Pin Oak. Credit: FD Richards.
- Paperbark Maple. Credit: David Ohmer. Great for smaller yards. ...
- Swamp White Oak. Credit: Bruce Kirchoff. Extremely attractive tree. ...
Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
One of the first species to light up a Pennsylvania woodland in spring, redbud is a wide, vase-shaped tree best known for its magenta to pinkish-lavender flowers that appear before the leaves emerge in March to early April. The leaves are heart-shaped and turn yellow in fall.
Ornamental Pears showcase white blossoms and mature to around 35′ high and 25′ wide. Magnolias are also a show stopper, with flower colors ranging from pure white to pink to purplish-pink. Dogwood Trees blossom colors range from white to pinkish red.What is the king of flowering trees? ›
Known as the King of Flowering Trees, Saraca is known for its beautiful foliage and sweet-smelling flowers. It can grow up to nine meters tall.What flowering tree blooms all summer? ›
Other summer blooming trees to consider are Stewartia (Stewartia spp.), Yellowhorn (Xanthocerus sorbifolium), Sweetbay (Magnolia), Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera), Chinese Chestnut (Castanea), Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), and Amur Maackia (Maackia amurensis).What is the easiest flowering tree to grow? ›
What is the easiest flowering tree to grow? Tulip trees are one of the easiest flowering trees to grow. Once you know a few things about how to grow a tree, it is relatively straightforward. Tulip trees thrive in acidic soil, prefer to be grown in full sun and are fairly resistant to pests and disease.What is the most popular tree in Pennsylvania? ›
Northern red oak, commonly called "red oak" and "gray oak," is an abundant Pennsylvania species and the second most economically valuable.What is a starburst tree? ›
Starburst or shooting star clerodendrum is so named for its flowers that resemble delicate white stars shooting forth with a lovely pink tail trailing in their wake. With smooth tan bark that becomes rough with age and dazzling end-of-winter blooms, this plant makes a lovely small specimen tree.What tree is blooming pink now? ›
Trees with Pink Flowers: Magnolia
Why we love it: There's one for almost every region, from star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) in the chilly north to southern and champaca magnolias in the balmy south, and saucer magnolias everywhere in between.
Pink Dogwood: One of Our Most Popular Trees and a Beauty All Year-Round! The Pink Dogwood is one of our nations most popular landscape trees. Just one look at this stunning specimen of beauty in full bloom, and you'll know why!What is a sweet smelling white flowering tree? ›
Description: And for the number 1 fragrant flowering tree for your yard, the winner is...the Southern Magnolia! This beautiful evergreen tree has huge white blooms that smell wonderful. The scent is sweet and lemony.
Among our favorite early spring blooming trees are: Japanese magnolia (like the Ann or Jane), eastern redbud, flowering dogwood(white and pink), Taiwan cherry, and wild plum. The Japanese magnolias are among the first bloomers of spring flowering trees.What tree blooms white and smells like fish? ›
Bradford pear trees bloom during the early spring and emit a strong “fishy” odor. Bringing the Bradford pear tree to Maine seemed like a good idea at the time. Fast-growing with early spring blooms of white flowers, the tree, also called callery pear, is a popular ornamental in the state.Which flower is called the queen of flowers? ›
Rose is the king and queen of flowers. Rose is the oldest flowering plant and it is an ornamental flowering plant. The roses born in June are known as the queen of flowers. It belongs to the family Rosaceae and genus Rosa.Which flowering trees bloom the longest? ›
- Eastern Redbud. An Eastern Redbud is a flowering tree with small stems that bears gorgeous pink flowers and grows up to a height of 20 feet. ...
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- Flowering Dogwood. ...
- Forsythia. ...
- Hyperion Dogwood. ...
- Tree Hydrangea. ...
- Flowering Cherry. ...
- Smoke Tree.
Japanese Cherry. Perhaps the most famous tree in the world for its beauty, the Cherry trees of Japan herald in each spring with white and pink blooms that first adorn the branches, and then drop away to litter the ground with a breathtaking dusting unlike anything else in the world.What trees bloom in July and August? ›
- Lagerstroemia Indica | Crape Myrtle.
- Magnolia Grandiflora | Southern Magnolia.
- Tilia americana | American Linden.
- Styphnolobium Japonicum | Japanese Pagoda Tree.
Rudbeckia, Coneflower, Agastache, Daisies, Lavender, Peonies, Roses and most annuals benefit from deadheading. If a plant is labeled as “continuous bloom” or “self-cleaning”, it does not need to be deadheaded.What should I plant for continuous blooming? ›
- Petunia. Petunias are usually considered to be the best plant that thrives throughout the growing season, starting in the spring and continuing to the winter months. ...
- Zinnias. ...
- Gaillardia. ...
- Globe Amaranth. ...
- Sea Holly. ...
- Stella de Oro Daylily. ...
- Evergreen Candytuft. ...
- Brown-Eyed Susan.
- Kousa Dogwood. This stout tree offers a variety of colors for every season. ...
- Japanese Lilac Tree. ...
- Japanese Maple. ...
- Star Magnolia. ...
- Jack Dwarf Flowering Pear. ...
- Crabapple. ...
- Serviceberry. ...
- Cornus Mas.
- Japanese lilac tree.
- Pear tree (ornamental pear trees)
- White oak.
- Hybrid Poplar. A very fast-growing tree, up to 5 to 8 feet per year. ...
- Weeping Willow. ...
- Quaking Aspen. ...
- October Glory Red Maple. ...
- Arborvitae Green Giant. ...
- River Birch. ...
- Dawn Redwood. ...
- Leyland Cypress.
The Sacred Oak
Nestled in a forested area just off Friedensburg Road in Oley Township grows one of the biggest trees in Berks County and probably the oldest tree in Pennsylvania. Long before Europeans arrived to the shores of North America, the Lenape Indians revered the Sacred Oak, believing it had mystical powers.
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- 3. Japanese maples. ...
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- Palm Trees. ...
- Flowering dogwood. ...
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In Pennsylvania, black cherry is the most valuable species on a board foot basis. Also, sawtimber (those trees greater than 12 inches in diameter) is more valuable than pulpwood (those tree less than 12 inches in diameter).What tree requires little water? ›
Evergreen trees—like cedars, oaks, and pines—are typically deep-rooted and can tolerate little to no water. Cypress trees are also part of the evergreen family, and these are often used as windbreakers to block noise and wind from damaging houses and yards.What trees require the least amount of water? ›
- Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
- Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
- Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)
- Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
- Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
- Mulga (Acacia aneura)
- Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
- Common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
Gomphrena 'Fireworks' flowers. A massed planting of Gomphrena 'Fireworks'. 'Fireworks' is showy planted in mass but is particularly appreciated up close where the flowers look like exploding bursts of tiny fireworks all over the stems.What is a clerodendrum tree? ›
Clerodendrum trichotomum, native to China and Japan, is a coarse, sometimes unkempt, deciduous shrub or small tree that grows 10-20' tall. It is most often seen as a suckering shrub. It must be trained to grow as a tree and is rarely seen growing in that form.
Ornithogalum, also known as Starflower or Star of Bethlehem, features spear-like flower stems with multiple star-shaped white blooms.What is the name of the tree that blooms purple flowers? ›
Jacarandas, with their beautiful blossoms in a distinctive purple color, were an easy sell, and in the 1920s and '30s they were planted extensively in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.What are the purple trees blooming right now? ›
Currently, jacaranda trees are blooming and lining the streets with stunning purple flowers.What are the purple trees blooming this time of year? ›
(KGET) — If it's mid-May in Southern California, it must be Jacaranda season – Jacaranda being the South American import that came to the Los Angeles area in the 1920s and now, this time of year, it's bursting all throughout California. Jacaranda mimosifolia is the most common of the flowering plant's 49 varieties.What are the purple flowering trees in the Smoky Mountains? ›
Wisteria floribunda. Wisteria floribunda (common nameJapanese wisteria) is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to Japan.