×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Franklinia alatamaha

Ben Franklin tree

Garden

Wishlist

  • Franklinia alatamaha | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Franklinia alatamaha (Ben Franklin tree). This is a beautiful single deciduous species. It will bear fragrant white flowers with orange-gold stamens in late summer. The flowers are beautifully framed against the bronze foliage. The leaves are 4-6ins long. They will make an excellent lawn or patio tree but can be difficult to grow.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Alatamaha

Origin

Georgia, USA (now extinct in the wild)

Interest and use

Ornamental

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Franklinia alatamaha | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should protect from strong winds and hot sun. They will need well drained soil and ample water.

Propagation

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

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Sorry. No results found. Please adjust your search…

    To view Franklinia plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

    Get started & find out why

    Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

    Open your garden for Thrive
    • Rhubarb
    • Watering
    • Digging
    • Sunflower
    • Potting
    • Grass

    “It’s not just gardening,
    it makes us healthier and happier”

    Production v5.2.0 (1129a0a)