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Franklin tree - Franklinia Alatamaha (latin)

Area of origin: North America
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 5 m, width up to 1.50 m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Acidic, sandy, moist and rich
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.

Properties and uses:
The Franklin tree belongs to the Theaceae family. This shrub has become rare, since it disappeared from its original area.
This small tree is elegant with its dark green, glossy, simple oblong leaves with delicately toothed margins, turning crimson red in autumn.
The delicate flowering of the Franklin tree appears in September and lasts until the early frost. The flowers are simple, cup-shaped and snowy white with a boss of yellow stamens, and their scent reminds that of the violet.
The Franklin tree thrives best in sheltered spots, away from winter cold winds and summer draughts.
Any gardener will be proud to have such a tree in his garden, as it can be challenging to grow, and to ensure the survival of such a unique variety.

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