- Botanical Name:Franklinia alatamaha
- Height:10 – 25 Feet
- Spacing:12 – 15 feet
- Depth:Place the tree in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery, where the roots start and the top shoots begin. A line may be noticeable as to where the soil level was when it was growing in the ground. Spread the roots evenly. Gently work the
- Spread:6 – 15 feet
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Size:12-18 In. Bareroot
- Blooms:Late Summer
- Fruit:Rounded fruit grows up to 1 inch in diameter. It is not particularly ornamental.
- Flower Form:The 3-inch, bright white, five-petaled flowers have a pretty center boss of sunny yellow stamens, and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.
- Soil Requirements:Acidic Soil
- Pruning:Remove dead, weak, and limbs that rub together.
- Foliage:Attractive, glossy, dark green foliage. Leaves are narrow and oblong, up to 5 – 6 inches long. Deciduous. Beautiful fall color in shades of orange, red, and purple.
- Comments:Named in Honor of Benjamin Franklin.
Discovered in 1765 by an American botanist, the Franklin Tree was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin! Ranging in height from about 10-25 ft. when mature, its glossy, dark green foliage fades into gorgeous shades of orange, red and purple in the fall but not before surprising you with bright-white, sweetly perfumed, late-summer blooms. Bareroot. Zones 6-8, can be grown in a protected area in Zone 5.