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Ben Franklin Tree

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Ben Franklin Tree

This is one of the best small landscape trees there is. It grows only 25' tall and will fill a small area with beauty. At first, a cluster of pale green buds develop at the tip of each twig. In August, the largest bud swells and satiny petals emerge. As the frilly white petals fold back, handsome orange-gold stamens appear. Continues to bloom until a hard frost. Shipped potted.
  • Hardiness Zones 6-8
  • Light Required Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread 10 - 25 feet
  • Height 10 - 25 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Franklinia alatamaha
  • Zones:

  • Light Required :

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread :

    10 - 25 feet
  • Offer Size :

    2 1/4" Pot
  • Form :

  • Height :

    10 - 25 feet
  • Spacing :

    10 - 25 feet
  • Foliage :

    Attractive, glossy, dark green foliage. Leaves are narrow and oblong, up to 5 - 6 inches long. Deciduous. Beautiful fall color in shades of orange, red, and purple.
  • Flower Form :

    The 3-inch, bright white, five-petaled flowers have a pretty center boss of sunny yellow stamens, and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.
  • Blooms :

    Late Summer
  • Fruit :

    Rounded fruit grows up to 1 inch in diameter. It is not particularly ornamental.
  • Soil Requirements :

    Acidic Soil
  • Depth :

    Place the tree in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery, where the roots start and the top shoots begin. A line may be noticeable as to where the soil level was when it was growing in the ground. Spread the roots evenly. Gently work the
  • Pruning :

    Remove dead, weak, and limbs that rub together.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Bulbs, Bareroots, and Potted Plants


First Ship Date

Last Ship Date

3A-6B 9/5/2022 10/24/2022
7A-10B 9/26/2022 11/7/2022

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