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Franklinia alatamaha/Franklinia

Franklinia alatamaha / Franklinia alatamaha
White flower with yellow stamens and foliage
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White flower with yellow stamens and foliage

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Scientific Name: Franklinia alatamaha
Common Name: Franklinia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: In summer when few other trees are blooming, the franklinia is a delight with its white, fragrant, camellia-like flowers. Even in autumn when the leaves are turning to orange and red, some flowers will still be opening. It becomes rounded with age with many vertical stems originating at ground level.