‘Sweet Tea’ Mountain Gordlinia

‘Sweet Tea’ Mountain Gordlinia

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xGordlinia grandiflora 'Sweet Tea'

'Sweet Tea'™ is a member of the tea family. The huge, 5 inch, showy flowers have a light sweet fragrance, that bloom July through September. This semi-evergreen does best in Full Sun or a little afternoon shade as long as it's not too dry.

Bloom/Feature

Semi-evergreen foliage and large white blooms in spring

Plant Type

Trees

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

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Key Features

Fall Blooming, Reblooming

Flowering Season

Summer

Use

Accent

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Dimensions

20-30' H x 8-10' W

Pruning

After flowering 

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Apply a balanced slow release each spring