Franklinia alatamaha (Ben Franklin Tree)10-20ft; 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.
I ordered 2 starter trees and I was amazed by the size and health of the 2 plants. Both took beautifully to my woodland garden, until both were eaten overnight by groundhogs. I ordered 2 replacements and, in their protective cages until they become larger, they also are thriving! At a prior house I tried growing Franklin trees and know of their finicky reputation to establish, but all four plants were great. And one of the rodent chewed stems is coming back even though it hadn't even been in the ground long enough to establish a strong root reserve. These are definately a wonderful find when available!
Great size and healthy. Would buy again. Always great sized plants and amazing prices!