Ideal small tree or screen for Australian gardens with glossy dark leaves and big white flowers in autumn-winter. Easy to grow and undemanding, given protection from frost while young. Would look wonderful planted alongside a white sasanqua camellia. The old flowers drop off and fall to the ground, sunny-side-up, so the plant always looks neat.
Gordonia axillaris (now Franklinia axillaris) - fried egg plant DESCRIPTION: Small rounded tree with glossy dark green leaves. Large white blooms with golden centres appear in autumn and early winter. Related to camellia and shares a similar appearance to sasanqua varieties. USE IN: Ideal used as a shade tree and street tree, even in small gardens. Can be pruned to a hedge or tall screen. LOCATION: Plant in a sunny or shaded position in the garden in well drained soil with reliable rainfall or irigation. Mulch well. Protect from frost until established. CARE: Easily maintained; give it a little clip after flowering to maintain bushiness or shape if needed. Feed in spring with azalea & camellia food. HEIGHT AND WIDTH: 3-5m H x 3m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.