Franklinia, Franklin Tree Franklinia alatamaha

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Franklinia alatamaha

Family:

Theaceae

Genus:

Franklinia

Species:

alatamaha

Common Name:

Franklinia, Franklin Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
31,780
Quantity:
1.96 lb
Avg Count Packet:
12
Germination:
56%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
33 feet
Collection Locale:
Pennsylvania
Crop Year:
2015
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

 

In Stock: 1.96 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
$14.95
10 g
$200.00
1 oz
$400.00
1 lb
$3,360.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: 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...