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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Franklinia genus. This is a beautiful single deciduous species, It will bear fragrant white flowers with orange-gold stamens in late summer, they are beautifully framed against the bronze foliage. They can be difficult to grow and will make an excellent lawn or patio tree. They are fully hardy, but will thrive only during hot summers. They will need full sun and moist but well drained, neutral to acidic soil. You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer, or by seeds in the autumn or by hardwood cuttings in early winter.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Origin

Georgia, USA (now extinct in the wild)

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers and autumn colour.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn or by hardwood cuttings in early winter.

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