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Gordonia lasianthus

Loblolly bay

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height10m to 18m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Gordonia lasianthus (Loblolly bay). This species will grow up to about 24m tall, with a dense narrow crown and finely toothed glossy leaves. The flowers are scented white and saucer-shaped about 6cm in diameter; they are borne on short stalks in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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