The Woolly-flowered Gordonia.—Its Attainable Height.—Its Southern Nativity.—Its General Appearance Described.— Description and Uses of its Bark and Wood.—Its Botanical Description.—Its Agreeable Floral Production.—Soil Suited to its Thrift.—Its Artificial Raising.—How Propagated.— The Pubescent-leaved Gordonia.— Where Indigenous.—Its Ornamental Value and Extensive Culture. —Its Floral Bearing.—Its Foliage Described.
Or Franklinia, is a deciduous tree of small growth, rarely exceeding thirty feet in height. It is indigenous to the State of Georgia, and possesses no remarkable properties except ornament, for which it has been extensively cultivated. It bears a white flower about three inches in diameter, of an agreeable odor, which blooms in July and continues to bud and blow till destroyed by the frost. Its native soil, like that of the preceding species, is poor and swampy. Its leaves are shiny above, oblong in shape, and finely toothed on their edges.