FRANKLINIA alatamaha

Commonly known as Franklin tree

Remarkable small tree or tall shrub with cup-shaped white flowers which only open in a hot late summer. Crimson autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    sparsely toothed, glossy leaves to 15cm (6in) long
  • White
  • Height
    5m (16ft) or more
  • Spread
    5m (16ft) or more
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Upright tree. Fruit is a woody, spherical capsule 2cm (¾in) across
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds

FRANKLINIA alatamaha

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£40.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022

 

  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble-free
    Place of origin
    USA (Georgia)
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Shallowly cup-shaped. Camellia-like, to 8cm (3in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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Franklinia Growing Guide
5m (16ft) or more
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft) or more
 

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