Mountain Gordlinia is an uncommon, fast growing hybrid shrub or small tree. It is a cross between Franklinia alatamaha and Gordonia lasianthus. Taking the best traits from the parent plants Gordlinia grandiflora grows more vigorously and has larger flowers than either parent. The flowers resemble those of the camellia. It's large, showy, sweetly fragrant white flowers appear in mid summer and last through September. It is semi-evergreen, dropping some of its leaves in the fall, but does have some red-orange fall colour on the remaining leaves. Plant it as a specimen or a near a patio where its fragrance can be enjoyed. Does best when protected from direct afternoon sunlight. Morning sun with afternoon shade is preferred. Grows 20'x8'.