from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ternstrœmiaceous genus, of two species, very ornamental evergreen shrubs or small trees of the southern United States, with large white flowers.


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  • The gordonia is a small tree, ranging in size from 2.5 - 6m (8-20ft) tall and is a relative of the camellia.

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  • The gordonia is a hardy tree that resists pests and disease.

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  • Here the rich _gordonia_, never out of bloom, sends down its thirsty roots to drink at the stealing brook.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863 Various

  • Some may find this to be a negative, but the sight of fallen flowers on the ground can be quite visually stunning in a home garden, especially since the gordonia sheds its flowers with the yellow stamen side up.

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  • A gordonia prefers direct sunlight, but can tolerate slight shade and can withstand temperature ranging from hot to slightly below freezing.

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  • The gordonia has a relatively long flowering period between spring and autumn, with peak flowering occurring in May to June.

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  • If so, you should think about planting a gordonia.

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  • The gordonia has waxy green leaves whose tips turn vibrant red in the winter.

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  • Since the gordonia can grow more than 6m (20ft) tall, it also makes for a perfect, natural barrier, shielding spots in your garden from direct light and adding to your privacy.

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  • Next time you're looking for an attractive tree for your garden, consider purchasing a gordonia.

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