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Frangipanis are deciduous trees with fragrant, waxy flowers in summer.  The beautifully scented flowers come in gorgeous shades of white, yellow, pink, orange, purple and red and frangipanis add a lovely tropical look to gardens  Popular varieties include Plumeria x rubra & the Singapore frangipani (Plumeria obtuse).


How to grow frangipanis in your garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. If the soil is heavy clay add gypsum and fork in well.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and keep as many roots as possible.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down.  Water in well.  Large plants may need to be staked until the roots establish.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water regularly during establishment but let them dry out in between watering.  After the first season, Frangipanis require little or no extra watering.
  6. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to promote strong root development, healthy leaf growth and lots of flowers.

     
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How to grow frangipanis in a pot

  1. Pick a dwarf variety that can be grown in a pot.  Choose a pot that’s at least 40cm in diameter.  Position in full sun.
  2. Fill chosen pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.  Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and keep as many roots as possible.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix gently firming down. Water in well.  Large plants may need to be staked until the roots establish.
  4. Water regularly during establishment but let them dry out in between watering.
  5. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to promote strong root development, healthy leaf growth and lots of flowers.
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Growing tips

  • Always plant frangipanis at the same depth as they were in the container and keep mulches from touching the base. Their trunks are prone to fungal decay, particularly in cold, wet weather.
  • In southern states plant near fences or walls as this helps protect from the wind & frost.
  • To help keep trees compact, frangipanis can be pruned back by up to a third during winter.
  • Dwarf varieties are ideal for balconies or beside the pool.

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