Where to buy Franklin tree 'Franklinia alatamaha'

johnny6(z6 NY)March 27, 2010

Hello, any ideas where I can purchase a Franklin tree either online or locally in southern NY? I've found a few places online but they're all small plants, 1'-3'. I am looking for one at least 5'. I actually found a nursery in NC that sold 5'-7' trees online a few days ago. Of course I didn't bookmark it and now I can't find it again. Thanks!

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snasxs(7-8 VA)

There is a hybrid that is much more viable with larger flowers.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 7:46PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Forest Farm has some for sale, I almost ordered one this spring.

They list 3 to 4 feet at least.

Here is a link that might be useful: Forest Farm

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 10:14PM
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mainegrower(Z5b ME)

Rare Find Nursery (www.rarefindnursery.com) has some although I don't know about the size. Greer Gardens (www.greergardens.com) does have them in the size you're looking for. Any 5 to 7 foot tree is likely to be very expensive to ship because of added "oversized package" charges. If there's a good nursery near you, they might be able to order one for you.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 6:07AM
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Johnny6, read up on the Franklin Tree and make sure that you can give it what it wants. You might check out the ancient Franklinia thread on the Botany Forum.
Why not slip down to Phily in May and pick up a plant directly from the Bartram's Garden?

Here is a link that might be useful: Historic Bartram's Garden

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:04AM
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johnny6(z6 NY)

Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a nursery not too far from me that had 6 trees, 5'-6' tall. Rosedales in hawthorne.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 5:31PM
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looking for the new hybrid franklinia thanks

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 4:05PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

lee_7, I can't help you much, but some of this may be new to you. This is a working version of the non-working link from the second post above (the academic paper about the hybrid):

Here is a Google search for the hybrid by name:

The GW Botany thread alluded to above is here:

Here's another NCSU article, this one from 2004 and not academic but for the nursery trade:

If all else fails, you might try contacting some of the names from the two NCSU papers. Or call NCSU Fletcher and see if anyone there knows what's going on with the hybrid or can suggest who you might call or email.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 3:13AM
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