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Gordonia lasianthus

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Photo Locations: W. Gordon Belser Arboretum - Columbia, SC

General Notes

A handsome and hardy tree valued as an ornamental. Able to grow in bogs.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Theaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval Shape.

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.

Loam Texture.

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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Gordonia lasianthus Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/gordonia-lasianthus >

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