Franklinia, Franklin Tree Franklinia alatamaha
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Franklinia, Franklin Tree
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Franklinia alatamaha is a deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) tall, but commonly 4.5–7.5 m (15–25 ft). It is commercially available for garden cultivation. It is prized for its fragrant white flowers, similar to camellia blossoms. Flowers appear mid-summer to early fall, and may last as the tree's leaves change color. more...
* A beautiful shrub or small tree with shiny 5 to 6 inch dark green lustrous leaves that turn orange and red in the fall. The 3" late summer fragrant flowers are white with yellow centers. The plant wants moist, acid, woodland-type soil and likes full sun the best. Dirr notes that it does better in the northern U.S. than the South. It is native to a small region of Georgia and has been extinct in the wild for 200 years.
* The tree has a symmetrical, somewhat pyramidal shape, with different individuals of the species forming almost identical crowns. It forms several vertical trunks close to ground level. more...