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Plumeria rubra (Frangipani)

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3 hours care
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5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Plumeria rubra

Other names

Frangipani, Temple tree, Jasmine mango, Pagoda tree, Red nosegay tree, Temple flower, West Indian jasmine, Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia, Red paucipan, Red jasmine, Red frangipani, Plumeria acutifolia

Genus

Plumeria Plumeria

Species

P. rubra - P. rubra is a large, tender, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with thick stems bearing oblong to broadly elliptic, mid-green leaves, paler at the midrib. Panicles of fragrant, salverform, pink, red, rarely yellow flowers from summer into autumn.


Plumeria rubra is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented with hints of citrus, coconut, rose, cinnamon, carnation, jasmine or gardenia.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Brown in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. If container grown, re-pot once a year. May need restrictive pruning under glass.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Plumeria rubra (Frangipani) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand in full light. Water moderately & feed monthly in growth. In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Plumeria rubra

Other names

Frangipani, Temple tree, Jasmine mango, Pagoda tree, Red nosegay tree, Temple flower, West Indian jasmine, Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia, Red paucipan, Red jasmine, Red frangipani, Plumeria acutifolia

Genus

Plumeria Plumeria

Species

P. rubra - P. rubra is a large, tender, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with thick stems bearing oblong to broadly elliptic, mid-green leaves, paler at the midrib. Panicles of fragrant, salverform, pink, red, rarely yellow flowers from summer into autumn.

Native to

Central America, Mexico

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented with hints of citrus, coconut, rose, cinnamon, carnation, jasmine or gardenia.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Brown in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. If container grown, re-pot once a year. May need restrictive pruning under glass.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Plumeria rubra (Frangipani) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand in full light. Water moderately & feed monthly in growth. In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Plumeria rubra (Frangipani)

Common pest name

Black scale; Coffee scale; black; Nigra scale

Scientific pest name

Parasaissetia nigra

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Present at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for in excess of 100 years. Candidate for deregulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Plumeria rubra (Frangipani)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus pandurus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Plumeria rubra (Frangipani)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus hospes

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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Plumeria rubra (Frangipani)

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