Gordonia Tree – flowers plants
A wonderful flowering tree, Gordonia plants especially Gordonia Axillaris will flower when very young. Lovely white flowers with a bright yellow centre make these plants a stand out in the garden. Gordonias are an evergreen plant originally from China and are actually related to Camellias and Stewartia.
Gordonia axillaris will reach around 5m in height and with a nice domed canopy and lovely glossy foliage makes a great garden tree. G .yunnanense probably has the nicer flowers and with darker foliage really shows of the ‘fried egg’ flowers that appear during spring. Gordonia species are being used as street trees in some areas.
Also known as the ‘Fried Egg Plant’ these are an upright evergreen tree with large flowers during early summer.
Species and Cultivars:
The four best known species are:
- G. yunnanense ‘Silk Screen’,
- G. hainanense,
- G. axillaris – Gordonia axillaris is know known as Franklinia axillaris but still widely sold as Gordonia axillaris.
- G. Lasianthus ( Loblolly bay)
Gordonia plants are available from the following nurseries
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.