Many people in Queensland will have heard of the “evergreen frangipani”. This frangipani has dark green glossy leaves and strongly scented large white flowers (with some yellow in the throat).
The evergreen frangipani has received its name because of its ability to hold its leaves well into the winter and even into the following spring in warm climates.
This frangipani is actually different to the common Frangipani rubra species and belongs to the “Frangipani obtusa” species. Calling this frangipani “the evergreen frangipani” or even “the obtusa frangipani” implies there are no others like it but, to be precise, there are other types of obtusa frangipanis and other frangipanis which are more evergreen. This is one reason why we use the common and more specific name of “Singapore”.
We are currently growing about 7 and selling three species of evergreen frangipanis.