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x Gordlinia grandiflora

Description

Mountain Gordlinia is a fast growing hybrid shrub or small tree developed by Ranney and Fantz of the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University.  It is a cross between Franklinia alatamaha and Gordonia lasianthus.  It has large showy, sweetly fragrant white flowers that appear mid summer and last through September.  It is semi-evergreen but does have some red-orange fall color. Plant it as a specimen or a near a patio where its fragrance can be enjoyed.  

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#showy flowers#small tree#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#fall interest#flowering tree#fast growing#large shrub#mid-summer flowers#late summer flowers#fall color red#fall color orange#patio#patio tree
 
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#showy flowers#small tree#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#fall interest#flowering tree#fast growing#large shrub#mid-summer flowers#late summer flowers#fall color red#fall color orange#patio#patio tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gordlinia
    Species:
    grandiflora
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Mildly sweet fragrance, showy 5"cupped to flat white flowers with yellow centers that resemble camellias. bloom from July-September.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green above, lighter below simple narrow lanceolate leaves 4"-8" long serrate margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies