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Frangipani

Plumeria spp.

Also known as

Pagoda Tree, West Indian Jasmine, Temple Flower, Temple tree, Nosegay

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

5m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Frangipani Overview

Frangipanis are shrubs and small trees, often becoming as wide as they are tall. They have a well-behaved root system which makes them great for the home garden and for growing in pots. Frangipanis are also great survivors - coping with drought, heat, neglect and insect and pest attack. They are also deciduous - allowing maximum winter sun - while providing shade in summer. This genus produces beautiful blooms with overlapping petals in a wide range of bicoloured combinations. White-pink, white-yellow and white with a yellow throat are some common corporations. All parts of the plant, including the latex sap, are toxic.

Common problems with Frangipani

How to harvest Frangipani

Generally not harvested, but flowers can be cut for the vase.

How to propagate Frangipani

Cuttings

Take ripe cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Allow to dry at the base before placing in rooting medium.

Seed

Sow seed in spring in sandy soil mixture.

Special features of Frangipani

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Can be grown in containers. Provide good drainage with loam based potting mix, add sharp sand, place in a sunny position, and shelter from strong and cold wind.

Hedge plant

Large varieties make beautiful high hedges giving privacy in summer.

Indoor plant

Other uses of Frangipani

Grown for their flowers in summer-autumn.