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Gordonia lasianthus

Common Name(s):
Loblolly bay
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; does not tolerate drought or heavy fertilizer; narrow crown; dark green glossy leaves (a few turn red and drop); shallow root system

Height:
30-50 ft.
Flower:
2-3 in. waxy white, fragrant flowers in summer
Zones:
8-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Open, and gangly when young; dense, pyramidal with age
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
Fruit:
2 to 3 in. waxy white fragrant flowers in summer
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Dark green, glossy leaves (a few turn red and drop)
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 482

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