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Franklin Tree



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.
Common Name: Franklin Tree, Ben Franklin Tree, Franklinia
Botanical Name: Franklinia
Type: Deciduous Tree
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil Preference: 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 slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Root rot
Care: Supply a good amount of organic material to the area before planting. Fertilize with Holly-tone as recommended.

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Franklinia alatamaha
Franklin Tree, Ben Franklin Tree, Franklinia
zones 5a-8a
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.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late summer and fall
Foliage Color: Green, orange and red fall color
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 10-15'

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