Gordonia lasianthus

loblolly-bay

Theaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Makes a good specimen tree or a cluster of in wet areas along margins of lakes and ponds.

This tree is conical in form and can make a formal-looking plant near an entryway.
Considerations: Sensitive to drying. Difficult to grow unless its moisture requirements are met.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic

Ecology

Flowers attract a variety of insects.
Native Habitats: Moist-wet sites. Seepage swamps, bay swamps, edges of cypress domes, low flatwoods. This species is likely restricted to wetland edges both by its need for high soil moisture and due to lack of tolerance of fire.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B