Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Loblolly bay

Gordonia lasianthus
Plant Botanical Name: 
Gordonia lasianthus
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
National Garden
Conservatory Room Location: 
Southern Exposure
Sunlight: 
Full sun to part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Moist, well-drained soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Does not tolerate drought

Gordonia is an attractive native tree for the home garden. It has fragrant, white 'camellia-like' flowers in the summer, and although mostly evergreen, some leaves turn red and drop during the autumn. Found continuously along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from North Carolina to the Florida panhandle, with segmented populations in the coastal counties of Alabama and southern Mississippi.

National Garden Room Location: