Plumeria Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

 

Scientific Name

Plumeria rubra

Family Name

Apocynaceae

Genus

 Plumeria

Species

 Alba

Common Name

 Plumeria

Type

 Trees

Height

 6 to 30 feet

Hardiness Zone

 10 – 11

Plumeria Alba

plumeria

It is also commonly known as white frangipani and can reach up to the height of 30′ to 40′. Plumeria can deepen the grace of landscapes quite noticeably.

It is well-known for its intensely fragrant,
lovely, spiral-shaped blooms which appear at branch
tips June through November. The tree itself is
rather unusual in appearance; the 20-inch-long, coarse,
deciduous leaves clustered only at the tips of the
rough, blunt, sausage-like, thick, grey-green branches.
Branches are upright and rather crowded on the trunk
forming a vase or umbrella shape with age. They are
rather soft and brittle and can break but are usually
sturdy unless they are mechanically hit or disturbed.
A milky sap is exuded from the branches when they
are bruised or punctured.

 

DESCRIPTION
Height:
20 to 25 feet
Spread:
20 to 25 feet
Crown uniformity:
symmetrical canopy with a
regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more
or less identical crown forms
Crown shape:  round; vase shape
Crown density: open
Growth rate: slow
Texture: coarse
Foliage
Leaf arrangement: alternate
Leaf type: simple
Leaf margin: entire
Leaf shape: elliptic (oval); obovate

Trunk and Branches
Trunk/bark/branches: bark is thin and easily
damaged from mechanical impact; droop as the tree
grows, and will require pruning for vehicular or
pedestrian clearance beneath the canopy; routinely
grown with, or trainable to be grown with, multiple
trunks; not particularly showy; tree wants to grow with
several trunks but can be trained to grow with a single
trunk; no thorns
Pruning requirement:
requires pruning to develop
strong structure
Breakage:
susceptible to breakage either at the crotch
due to poor collar formation, or the wood itself is
weak and tends to break

Culture
Light requirement:
tree grows in part shade/part sun;
tree grows in full sun
Soil tolerances:
clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline;
well-drained
Drought tolerance:
high
Aerosol salt tolerance:
moderate

Propagation is by cuttings. Large hardwood
cuttings should be allowed to dry several days while
leafy tip cuttings should be planted immediately. The
plants flower at an early age.

Availability

*Trees
*Young Plants
*Seedlings