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Gordonia lasianthus/Gordonia

Gordonia lasianthus / Gordonia lasianthus
Spring flowers and foliage
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Spring flowers and foliage

Foliage and flower buds


Flower buds borne on terminal shoots

Typical gordonia flowers that bloom in spring

Cluster of flower buds in spring at flowering time

Flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Gordonia lasianthus
Common Name: Gordonia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This upright, evergreen tree is a slow grower and is not long lived when planted out of its native habitat. It is not easily transplanted, due to sparse, shallow root sysstem. Has a relatively long period of bloom in late spring and early summer.