Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)
Extinct in the wild. A long lost camellia relative. Named for Ben Franklin. What else do you need to know?! A small tree to about 25-30' tall, it is prized for its late summer/fall white flowers and brilliant red fall foliage. Requires a bit of TLC in the garden in the form of even moisture, a good quantity of organic matter soil amendment and a few fireside prayers as well! But worth every bit of it.