Loblolly Bay Tree

Loblolly Bay Tree

Loblolly Bay Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Gordonia lasianthus
Hardiness Zones:   8 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Open, and gangly when young; dense, pyramidal with age
Height:   30 to 50'
Weight:   10 to 15'
Leaf:   Dark green glossy leaves (a few turn red and drop)
Flower/Fruit:   2 to 3" waxy white, fragrant flowers in summer
Comments:    Native; does not tolerate drought, wet soil, or heavy fertilizer; narrow crown; shallow root system
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --