Franklinia alatamaha

Common name: Franklin Tree

Non-native plant

Franklinea alatamaha has been extirpated from the wild for more than 100 years--at least no one has been able to find it. Native much further south, but hardy here as long as it is not exposed to the north or west, a nice eastern exposure is best. The lustrous dark green foliage holds late into early winter and turns a rich orange, red and purple for fall. The fragrant, striking white flowers with yellow centers open in August. Requires rich, moist, acidic and well-drained soil in full sun.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $34
11 to 24 units $32
25 or more units $30

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree, Large Shrub

Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk

General information

Mature height
10 Feet
Mature width
6 Feet
Max height
20 Feet
Max width
15 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Purple

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