While every effort has been made to describe these plants.
Requires minimal pruning, only removing wayward, crossing or rubbing shoots in winter when dormant. Sow seeds as soon as the fruit matures.
The trees do beautifully here in Black Mountain, NC, on my tea farm Has anyone any information on harvesting and tea-making from the tree?
Easily propagated from cuttings taken in late summer or bushcutting.bare Zones: 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, Pruning requirement: little required Breakage: resistant Current year twig color: green, brown Current year twig thickness: medium Wood specific gravity: unknown Culture Light requirement: full sun, partial sun or partial shade Soil tolerances: clay; sand; loam; slightly alkaline; acidic; well-drained.
Jul 27, Sometimes commonly referred to as the Ben Franklin Tree, Franklinia grows as single-trunk or, sometimes, a suckering multi-stem shrub with a loosely pyramidal crown. It is a monotypic genus in the tea family Theaceae, bearing some resemblance to Stewartia and bushcutting.bar flowers of Franklinia resemble Camellia blooms, having five bright white petals and a deep yellow center; the Reviews: 3.
Nov 01, Franklinia alatamaha, commonly called the Franklin Tree, lets you grow a direct connection to our nation’s rich botanical history in your bushcutting.bar also helps with the conservation of a beautiful tree that is extinct in the bushcutting.barcal Name: Franklinia alatamaha.