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Plumeria rubra Pink, Frangipani, Temple tree, Calachuchi
Plumeria Thong Taweechok

Plumeria rubra Pink

Frangipani, Temple tree, Calachuchi
Family: Apocynaceae
USDA Zone: 9-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPink flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Plumeria commemorates Charles Plumier, a seventeenth-century French botanist who described several tropical species. The genus contains 8 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees, originally from Central America, known for their strongly fragrant flowers. The tree can reach a height of 9m, though they are generally much smaller. Their fleshy branches contain a poisonous, milk sap. In the tropics, the terminally held flowers (generally white) appear before the leaves and continue to flower for most of the year. In subtropical climates the flowers appear in spring, after the leaves, and continue growing until the next winter. The fruit consist of 2 leathery follicles, althought the trees rarely fruit in cultivation. Most plumerias in gardens are hybrids. Plumerias are very salt tolerant.

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10" / 3 gal pot, grafted
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