Plant Care loblolly-bay


About loblolly-bay

Gordonia lasianthus is an evergreen tree that is native to the Southeastern United States. It is commonly found in the coastal plains and southern tidewater in moist but not wet areas. It reaches a height of 35 to 70 feet with a trunk diameter of 20 inches and a columnar or pyramidal, very open growth habit with a narrow, compact crown of spreading branches.


Gordonia lasianthus

Also known as

loblolly-bay, holly-bay, gordonia and bay

How to care for loblolly-bay


How often to water your loblolly-bay

Water needs for loblolly-bay
0.5 cups
every 9

loblolly-bay needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for loblolly-bay in your home

Light needs and placement for plant loblolly-bay: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

loblolly-bay love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

loblolly-bay does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize loblolly-bay

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for loblolly-bay: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your loblolly-bay after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

loblolly-bay is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for loblolly-bay


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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