x GORDLINIA grandiflora

Large camellia-like flowers. Mildly fragrant
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly elliptic, minutely-toothed leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long, dark green above, paler beneath, turning orange-red in autumn
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Height
    4.5m (15ft)
  • Spread
    2.5-3m (8-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree producing partially cupped to flattened, 5-petalled flowers , 7.5-10cm (3-4in) across with a boss of rich-yellow stamens
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

x GORDLINIA grandiflora

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Intergenetic hybrid between Franklinia alatamaha and Gordonia lasianthus
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    USA. N. Carolina State Univ. 2002. Ranney and Fantz
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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x Gordolina grandiflora - Growing Guide
4.5m (15ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5-3m (8-10ft)
 

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