A woman in my swimming class mentioned that she had a tree that was dropping flowers by the bushel. She described the flowers as looking like camilias and I knew right away that it was a tree I have long admired. In fact we were going to plant one in our yard, but they were outrageously priced. My classmate will give me a baby for free (tree, that is). I am researching where it would survive/provide shade for our house.... and where we would see it to enjoy it..... In the fall the leaves are spectacular.... it is just a beautiful tree!!!