An excellent small tree with very nice Magnolia-like white flowers in late
summer. Franklinia must be planted with organic matter such as peat moss or compost
because it does not tolerate our clay soils. This tree will perform best in
well-drained, acidic soil with plenty of water and partial sun.
||Franklin Tree, Ben Franklin Tree,
||Will tolerate some drought and will grow in
dry soil but prefers well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to
||Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
||Supply a good amount of organic material to the area before
planting. Fertilize with Holly-tone as recommended.
Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule
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Franklin Tree, Ben Franklin Tree, Franklinia
|Description: An open, airy small tree with
beautiful large creamy white blooms with yellow stamens in late summer into fall.
The large, shiny green leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall.
||Late summer and fall
||Green, orange and red fall color