Franklinia alatamaha is a small tree thought to be native to the southeast. It is currently considered extinct in the wild, but is still cultivated in this region. It grows well (and flowers best) in full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. It prefers moist, well-drained soils and does not tolerate drought. It has showy fragrant white flowers that bloom in summer and attract pollinators. Franklinia alatamaha is a deciduous tree with beautiful fall foliage. It is a good choice for a small specimen tree.