Franklinia alatamaha

Franklinia; Franklin Tree

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature Height - 10-20'
Mature Width - 6-15'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, white, 5-petaled, yellow center of stamens, very striking, fragrant; blooming in July-early August and sometimes into September
Fruit - Woody, 5 valved capsule, 0.5-0.75" in diameter, splitting into ten segments; a rather curious fruit on close inspection and one which is not easily forgotten
Leaf -
Fall Color - Orange and red
Bark - Smooth, gray, broken by irregular vertical fissures; trunks assume a slight fluted condition; a very attractive feature.
Other Features - Discovered by John Bartram in 1770 along the Altamaha River in Georgia, this plant has not been seen in the wild since 1790. All known specimens are derived from Bartram's original collection.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Hard to transplant because of it's sparsely fibrous root system; best to move as a small container specimen. Requires moist, acid, well drained soil which has been supplied with ample organic matter, and prefers full sun
Native Habitat - Once, the wilds of Georgia
Diseases and Insects - Wilt caused by Phytophthora cinnamoni species is serious in propagating beds and container-grown plants.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Franklinia.
- Other plants of the family Theaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Franklinia.
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