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Plumeria acutifolia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Plumeria acutifolia Frangipani,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs, Trees Spreading, Upright

Known for it's beautiful and attractive flowers, this deciduous tree or large spreading shrub has a single trunk and multiple, thick, knobbly branches. Large matte, dark green leathery leaves have a prominent midrib. White flowers with a yellow centre are clustered at the branch tips and emerge before the leaves in Spring. The stunning, highly fragrant flowers appear Nov - May and can be followed by long brown seed pots. Widely grown in the tropical and sub-tropical climates of Australia, but can also be grown in warm coastal areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Low Water Garden, Roundabouts / Splitters, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Bud Drop, Collar Rot, Mites, Rust, Scale, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Frangipani's need a well-drained soil, frost-free conditions and loads of sunshine. Coastal conditions are ideal with salty air and sandy soil. Water only during Spring and Summer, watering in the cooler months may cause rotting. Feed in Spring and Summer for better flowering. If planting in cooler areas, ensure micro climate is warm, with radiating heat from paving and walls and protect from frost. Prune during Winter or Early Spring by cutting leggy branches back by one half to one third, this with keep it looking compact and bushy.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Apocynaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate