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Gordonia axillaris “Fried egg plant”

Gordonia axillaris “Fried egg plant”


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Gordonia axillaris “Fried egg plant” also known as Franklinia axillaris.

Possibly the perfect shade tree or large shrub for small gardens, the Gordonia bears unsurpassed white flowers that resemble Fried Eggs! and glossy, dark green leaves that develop red tips in winter.

Gordonias will grow 5 metres tall and wide if left unpruned, with a beautiful, dome-shaped canopy. (Smaller growth can be achieved with regular pruning or hedging). Its large, crinkly-petalled flowers are borne over a long period from autumn into spring and its orange-brown bark is another beautiful feature. Their white blooms (about 10cm across) tend to fall from the tree intact with their prominent, egg-yolk yellow stamens facing upward. The resulting effect has been likened to the appearance of fried eggs lying around the tree and has earned the plant its  common name, ‘the fried egg plant’.

Gordonias are easy to grow and are practically pest and disease-free. They well suited to a range of climatic zones including sub-tropical, Mediterranean and cool-temperate.

Like their close relative, the camellia, gordonias enjoy a slightly acidic low pH well-drained soil and can be grown in full sun or part shade. If you want a bushy shrub rather than a small tree, tip prune lightly after flowering. Otherwise, pruning is unnecessary.

Well advanced 50mm pot.

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**Please note: "2019 Spring Peak Period" - Deliveries are Fully booked out between 7th to 31st October 2019, Nursery and office closed as well during these dates with limited phone and email as we work through it - Sorry! Other dates also filling fast. Please get in early for orders/deliveries/pickups before or after then. Happy Planting everyone! Kind Regards Brendan, Elissa, Rachel and the team.