|These rare, wide-spreading, multi-trunked trees or large shrubs bloom once most ornamentals are finished. The fragrant, white, roselike flowers have bright yellow centers and complement the bright orange or red fall leaf color. Plant in lawns, with Rhododendrons and Azaleas, or near patios. Easy to start from seed. Best flowering and fall color in full sun.
Named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, this is one of the United States' most beautiful natives. Dark green leaves turn into burgundy-red fall color. Flowers are 3 inches across. Prone to vascular wilt disease.
Attributes - Franklinia alatamaha
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: White, Yellow
Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.