Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin Tree

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.
Franklinia alatamaha, Franklin Tree
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

Foliage: Evergreen

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.

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