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Posted on: July 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Tree of the Month - Ben Franklin

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The tree was named after Benjamin Franklin.  A small tree or shrub, 10-20 ft. in height, with upright, spreading branches. The tree has beautiful, large, white flowers and an open crown of upright branches. Leaves are dark, shiny-green, turning orange and red in the fall. Showy, 3 in. wide, 5-petaled white flowers have a center of yellow stamens and are fragrant. Franklinia is grown for its handsome flowers, its showy autumn foliage, and for its historical interest. 

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