Pagoda Tree, West Indian Jasmine, Temple Flower
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.
Generally not harvested, but flowers can be cut for the vase.
Take ripe cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Allow to dry at the base before placing in rooting medium.
Sow seed in spring in sandy soil mixture.
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.
Large varieties make beautiful high hedges giving privacy in summer.
Central America, India
Tropical and subtropical
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Pink, Yellow, White, Orange