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Franklinia Tree

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklinia Tree, or Ben Franklin's Tree, is an excellent small tree with magnolia-like white flowers in late summer. The large, shiny green leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall.

Excellent ornamental
Summer flowers
Dark green, shiny foliage has great fall color

Gardening Suggestions for Franklinia Tree:

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.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
15-20 Feet
Spread:
10-15 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Red
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Border or Bed
Specimen
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage