Franklinia alatamaha Ben Franklin Tree 1 gallon

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Franklinia alatamaha (Ben Franklin Tree) can reach 10-20ft in height and 6-15 feet in width. Discovered by Bartram along the Altamaha River in Georgia; Bartram named the small tree after his friend, Benjamin Franklin. Fragrant white flowers bloom in late summer-early fall which makes this species even more unique. Leaves turn orange, red and purple in the fall. Perfect for the woodland garden. (Zones 5-9)

Size 1 gallon




This one can be tricky but is well worth the effort 


  • plant in full sun-light shade
  • moist well drained acidic soil (avoid overwatering because this tree is susceptible to root rot disease)
  • mix in organic matter
  • add acid fertilizer
  • may want to apply a soil active fungicide like Subdue Fungicide



  • 5
    Upon arrival the plant was packed well and healthy. Now we will see if the Franklin Tree fourishes. My last tree was in a wet spot and that brought its decline

    Posted by Nancy Moats on 3rd Nov 2021


  • 5
    Loved my tree

    Posted by Julie Barry on 26th Oct 2021

    Came in in great shape

  • 5
    Franklinia alatamaha

    Posted by Charles Brilvitch on 28th Apr 2021

    The plant was much larger than I expected, healthy and vigorous with a well-established root system. It was thoughtfully packed for shipment so that not a single leaf was damaged. I planted it in its biodegradable paper pot so there was no transplanting shock. I am very very pleased!

  • 5
    Franklinia tree

    Posted by Joan K Berends on 19th Aug 2020

    I couldn’t be happier with the tree I received and more importantly, I was impressed and appreciated the attention Emily gave me and getting my tree shipped out early, per my request. The tree arrived fresh and crisp, showing no signs of stress and was planted immediately. Fortunately is growing well here on the Florida West Coast as we are getting rain on a regular basis. Thank you again and I am just thrilled to be an able to find this tree and get such a pretty specimen. Thank you again Emily.