Grows 10-20 feet tall and wide
Blooms: white, late summer/early fall
Good fall color.
Moist, well-drained soil, full to partial sun
Fun fact: ☺ John Bartram, America’s first naturalist, and son William found this tree in 1765 by Georgia’s Altamaha River and named it in honor of their friend, Benjamin Franklin ~ Mike MacCaskey, Garden Design.
Photo: Tom Potterfield
A beautiful tree with a pyramidial shape, the Franklin Tree is a great option for a fall bloomer. By late summer, fragrant, white camellia-like flowers emerge with yellow centers. Glossy green leaves, fuzzy on the bottom, also turn brilliant orange, red and purple in the fall. Naturally grows as a multi-stemmed tree but can be pruned as a single trunk. Makes an outstanding focal tree. Extinct in the wild.