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Plumeria obtusa (Singapore Plumeria)

White Frangipani, Singapore Plumeria, Blunt-Nose Frangipani, Singapore Graveyard Flower, Pagoda Tree

Plumeria obtusa, White Frangipani, Singapore Plumeria, Blunt-Nose Frangipani, Singapore Graveyard Flower, White flowers, Evergreen Shrubs, Fragrant Shrubs
Plumeria obtusa, White Frangipani, Singapore Plumeria, Blunt-Nose Frangipani, Singapore Graveyard Flower, White flowers, Evergreen Shrubs, Fragrant Shrubs
Plumeria obtusa, White Frangipani, Singapore Plumeria, Blunt-Nose Frangipani, Singapore Graveyard Flower, White flowers, Evergreen Shrubs, Fragrant Shrubs

Fast-growing, Plumeria obtusa (Singapore Plumeria) is a small rounded tree boasting sweetly fragrant white flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with yellow throats and rounded petals that often are recurved at the tips. Blooming from spring to fall, the blossoms are borne in bouquet-like clusters at the branch tips. Leathery, narrowly elliptic, shiny dark green leaves with rounded tips, 8 in. long (20 cm), are clustered near the tips of the thick, fleshy, succulent branches. Nearly evergreen, White Frangipani works well as a freestanding specimen, a patio tree, or as part of a mixed shrub border. The wonderfully scented flowers are often made into leis or worn in the hair.

  • Typically grows up to 10-25 ft. tall and wide (300-750 cm)
  • Performs best in full sun in richdry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some light shade. Water moderately when in growth, but keep almost dry during the winter months. Salt and drought tolerant.
  • Hardy to Zones 10-12, Frangipani is very susceptible to freezing temperatures and may be grown in containers in cooler areas to be brought indoors.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, coastal gardens, and Mediterranean gardens. Great in decorative containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for rot in soils with poor drainage, scale, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, and nematodes.
  • Easily propagated from stem cuttings.
  • Native to the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles, but has been introduced into a number of tropical areas around the world.
  • Plumeria branches exude a milky sap when injured, which can irritate the eyes and cause dermatitis in susceptible individuals. Mildly poisonous, ingesting leaves or flowers can irritate the digestive tract. If your dog eats Plumeria, he may show mild to severe signs of poisoning.

Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 12
Climate Zones 24, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Apocynaceae
Genus Plumeria
Common names Plumeria, Frangipani
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 25'
(3m - 7.6m)
Spread 10' - 25'
(3m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 12
Climate Zones 24, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Apocynaceae
Genus Plumeria
Common names Plumeria, Frangipani
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 25'
(3m - 7.6m)
Spread 10' - 25'
(3m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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