Horticultural Trivia

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What tree or shrub is virtually extinct?  It has not been seen in the wild since 1790.

Answer: Franklinia alatamaha.  Apparently, this tree was discovered on the bank of the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1770 by John Bartram who collected a few for his garden, but this plant has not been seen in the wild since 1790.  According to Michael Dirr, the tree guru mentioned above, it is a handsome small specimen tree or large shrub with showy white flowers and lovely fall color.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a piece of history in your landscape.

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