Gordonia lasianthus

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 Gordonia lasianthus subsp. var.  Loblolly bay
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: white
Theaceae > Gordonia lasianthus var. ,

Loblolly-bay or Gordonia lasianthus is a member of the Tea or Theaceae family.

Loblolly-bay (Gordonia lasianthus), also called holly-bay, gordonia, and bay, is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree or shrub found in acid, swampy soils of pinelands and bays on the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains. It is slow growing with soft, light-colored, fine-grained wood of little commercial value, although loblolly-bay could be managed as a source of pulpwood. The white showy flowers and shiny foliage make it a desirable ornamental, but it is not easy to cultivate. Deer browse stump sprouts heavily.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Gordonia lasianthus, Ellis. Loblolly Bay. Tree, to 60 ft., usually shrubby in cult.: lvs. obovate-lanceolate, narrowed into a short petiole, crenately dentate, dark green and shining above, glabrous, 4-6 in. long: fls. long- pedicelled, white, 2-2 ½ in. across; petals oblong- obovate; stamens short: caps, ovate. July, Aug. Va. to Fla. and Miss.

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