This is a popular, deciduous shrub or small tree with rounded canopy of leaves that are long, oval, pointed at the tip and with a veined appearance.
The splendid five-petalled flowers are richly fragrant with a matte lustre to them and will add a tropical touch to any garden with a warm climate.
The branches are plump, weak and fleshy and contain a poisonous, milky sap, though they are rarely a problem to humans and animals as the sap tastes disgusting.
Frangipani are easy to cultivate and provide welcome shade on hot days, apart, of course from the intoxicating fragrance which is perhaps its greatest asset..
Soil: Reasonably fertile, well drained soils - doesn't mind it light and sandy as they prefer dryness over wetness.
In cooler climates protect by planting close to a brick wall to radiate extra warmth and helter from strong or cold winter winds.
Maintenance: It looks after itself very well - no need to fertilise and don't over water.To propagate take a cutting in spring, let it dry out for a week or two then plant in a good potting mix, it will take root quite easily providing the mix is kept moist but not overly wet.
Diseases: Root rot with too much water.
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