Holly Bay Tree Information

Holly Bay grows in the following 6 states and provinces:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Information about Holly Bay:

More information about Holly Bay may be found here.

The Gordonia Lasianthus is commonly known as the Bay, Gordonia, Holly Bay as well as Loblolly-bay.

The currently accepted scientific name for loblolly-bay is Gordonia lasianthus (L.) Ellis . There are no recognized subspecies, varieties, or forms.

Loblolly-bay is distributed continuously along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from the Albermarle Sound of North Carolina to the Appalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle. Discontinuous populations exist in Florida, the coastal counties of Alabama, and southern Mississippi. In South Carolina it is common in the lower Coastal Plain but restricted to specific sites in the middle and upper Coastal Plain .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Coladonato, Milo. 1992. Gordonia lasianthus. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website