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FRANGIPANI
Plumeria rubra

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Photo Locations: San Diego Botanic Garden - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Popular in tropical landscapes. Oil from florescence used in tropical ointments and salves.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Central and South America.

Family: Apocynaceae

Synonyms

Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia

Additional Common Names

FRANGIPANI, TEMPLE TREE, NOSEGAY FRANGIPANI, Plumeria

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 25 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Lanceolate, Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Whitish Pink or Red. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 13, 19 and 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Caterpillars and Nematodes, Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Plumeria rubra Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/plumeria-rubra >

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