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Loblolly-Bay
Scientific Name: Gordonia lasianthus (L.) Ellis
Synonym:
Family: Theaceae
Loblolly-Bay (Gordonia  lasianthus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-28,31
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun or light shade

Origin: Atlantic coast of the USA, from North Carolina to Mississipi, in acid, swampy soils

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, open-structured when young, becoming denser and pyramidal with age, 30 to 50 feet tall (9-15 m), 10 to 15 feet in spread (3-4.5 m); dark green oval leaves, 4 to 6 inches long (10-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, need acid soil, good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Rather difficult to grow.

Loblolly-Bay (Gordonia  lasianthus)

Gordonia lasianthus, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 527. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.

Blooming Habits:
The Loblolly-Bay bears white fragrant flowers, up to 2.5 inches wide (6 cm), from spring to autumn.

Fruiting Habits:


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