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Plumeria obtusa, Frangipani /Frangipani

Plumeria obtusa, Frangipani  / Plumeria obtusa, Frangipani
Close-up cluster of highly fragrant flowers
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Close-up cluster of highly fragrant flowers

A canopy with white flowers in summer

Typical trunk and branching of a mature specimen

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Scientific Name: Plumeria obtusa, Frangipani
Common Name: Frangipani
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: The frangipani has one of the most fragrant of flowers. This small tropical tree has dark green, thick leaves. It is the flower from which the leis are made in Hawaii. Widely used as a container plant where it can be given protection in winter. In zones 10 and 11 it is planted in the landscape where it is a strong accent plant.