The Gordonia tree is an evergreen Asian native with perfect white flowers. Gordonia trees usually bloom in late Winter or early Spring, when most other plants are either dormant or not blooming. Be sure to plant your Gordonia tree where it will get plenty of water since it will not respond well to drought. Flowering Gordonia Tree works well as a landscape tree just outside a window. Grows to 30 ft tall. The flowers of the Flowering Gordonia Tree are very similar to a camellia.