SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: W. Gordon Belser Arboretum - Columbia, SC
General NotesA handsome and hardy tree valued as an ornamental. Able to grow in bogs.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 35 - 50 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oval, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Gray, Light Gray or Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Gordonia lasianthus Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 3, 2020.
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