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Franklin Tree

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H26-Apr-03 12:16 AM EST 7b   
Susan26-Apr-03 10:17 AM EST 6a   
cheryl26-Apr-03 07:40 PM EST   
gwen in victoria26-Apr-03 10:00 PM EST 8a   
H28-Apr-03 09:34 PM EST 7b   

Subject: Franklin Tree
From: H
Zone: 7b
Date: 26-Apr-03 12:16 AM EST

I am looking for a Franklnia Alatamaha (Franklin Tree) somewhere in the North GA area. It is a GA native but not seen in the wild since 1786. There may be some way North and in Oregon but shipping is expensive. Any ideas? Thanks. P.S. I've tried Home Depot, John Deere & Pike's.

Subject: RE: Franklin Tree
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 26-Apr-03 10:17 AM EST

Good luck in your search. It's doubtful that any of us regular visitors on this site will be able to help you - we're mostly Canadians here - although there are frequent US participants too, so maybe someone will be able to answer you. I sure wouldn't mind having one of those trees myself but not a hope of that in my zone! (Cdn zone 6 ~= USDA zone 5, so I'm at least one zone too cold for it even if I could find one!)

Subject: RE: Franklin Tree
From: cheryl
Date: 26-Apr-03 07:40 PM EST

Try searching the following link. It may or may not help. www.qnet.com/~johnsonj/ Susan, Franklin tree can be found at Nettlecreek Nursery in Ontario. It will do OK, in bush form, with temps as low as -20F/-30C

Subject: RE: Franklin Tree
From: gwen in victoria
Zone: 8a
Date: 26-Apr-03 10:00 PM EST

Hullo H...you could try Hortico nurseries...their web site is www.hortico.com and they are located in Ontario...they have some very uncommon plants...I was obsessing about a ulmus glabra 'camperdownii' recently and actually found one with them...but...the cost of plant and shipping was prohibitive though...$180 price tag proved excellent therapy for my obsessions...sigh...gwen

Subject: RE: Franklin Tree
From: H
Zone: 7b
Date: 28-Apr-03 09:34 PM EST

Thanks for the suggestions. I will check them out. I did find some possible sources for North US but am trying for close to home. I know what you mean Gwen, sigh... here too! My mother in SF bay area said she had one but it did not do well. Oh, well. I am going to contact some native lovers groups and see what happens. Thanks again.

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