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Lobblolly Bay

Plant Botanical Name: 
Gordonia lasianthus
USBG Plant Location: 
Not in Bloom
Conservatory Room Location: 
Southern Exposure
Full sun to part sun
Plant Soil Type: 
Moist, but well drained
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Does not tolerate drought