Loblolly Bay – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Loblolly Bay

Gordonia lasianthus

Loblolly bayLoblolly Bay is an evergreen tree that is native to the Southeast U.S. In the summer, this tree has spectacular white flowers that are similar to camellia’s. Flowers are fragrant and can persist through frost. Loblolly Bay trees can reach heights of 35 to 70 feet and have a columnar or pyramidal, very open growth habit with a narrow, compact crown of spreading branches.

Although technically an evergreen, some leaves may turn red in the fall. This tree has a shallow root system and is susceptible to drought stress therefore it is most persistent in wet areas.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/Pages/fralas/fralas.shtml

or here: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/gordonia-lasianthus/

Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/


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Posted: February 1, 2022

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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