Plumeria is a small to medium size tropical tree with a rounded crown of thick clubby stems. The coarse textured foliage and form contrast with the large showy terminal panicles of sweetly scented flowers. The flowers are the primary asset and this species is sometimes grown as a summer annual or container plant for the flowers. Trees tend to be rather open and gangly as young trees.
Plant Habit or Use:
Annual, shrub, large shrub, tree, small tree, medium tree, tropical
Very showy perfect salverform flowers in large dense terminal clusters; white, red, pink, yellow or multi-colored; strongly scented.
Spring, summer, fall
Pair of divergent pods; seldom produced in cultivation in our region.
20 ft to 25 ft(40 ft) in tropics; 4 ft to 8 ft in containers.
20 ft to 25 ft (40 ft) in tropics; 4 ft to 6 ft in containers.
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Non-Defined Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Non-Defined Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Non-Defined Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Non-Defined Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Non-Defined Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Regular fertilization maintains a better foliage color; drought deciduous when stressed; cold intolerant; flowers are used in leis and perfume industry.