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Gordonia axillaris

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to March
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Gordonia axillaris. This species can grow to about 8m tall and wide. It is a beautiful evergreen with dappled orange-brown bark and will grow slowly, usually as a tall shrub. The dark green, glossy leaves are about 15cm long which will turn scarlet before the autumn. The white flowers are about 10cm wide with broad crumpled petals and golden stamens.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by seed when ripe, in autumn or in spring.

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