Repeat customer. Very happy with this plant. Looks very much as in the picture and the root system is very healthy.
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
TIPS FOR GROWING FRANKLINIA ALATAMAHA
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
Nice sized, well shaped, Packaged securely - arrived looking quite pretty Very Happy to be able to include this in our plantings!
Arrived in good condition, hoping I can nurse it through its first year for how finicky it is.
Good sized tree arrived well packed & healthy. Pleased with this company. Will order from again.
Franklin Tree Arrived in Excellent Condition. I won't hesitate to order another native tree in the future.
I have been looking for these for several years, they have been hard to come by. I just received two beautiful healthy 36+ inch specimens that obviously have been lovingly nurtured carefully packaged to arrive in great shape. Now it is up to me to be the new caretaker. I'll do my best.
I received my Ben Franklin trees and was really impressed how well they looked after being shipped. They were very healthy and showed very little signs of stress. I will definitely purchase again from Mail order natives.
I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the tree; over two feet, pencil size caliper, woody, probably at least three years old. I was prepared to accept something much chimpier just to get one. Very happy with product and looking forward to doing my best to help Mr. Franklin thrive in his new world. Is there any effort to re-establish a population along the Altamaha?