We stock over 5000 frangipani plants so we can observe which ones grow well and how different condition affect each variety. All frangipanis need to get moisture from the soil to replace moisture lost through leaves but they also need soil to drain quickly. All varieties of frangipanis can be damaged by the sun while they are small and if moved from a shady position to full sun. All frangipanis grow better in nutrient rich slightly acidic soil. All advanced frangipani trees can handle full sun but small frangipanis prefer heat more than direct sunlight.
Even though we have extensive knowledge about frangipanis growing on our property, we are unable to predict accurately how a frangipani will grow in distant locations or even nearby locations due to microclimate variations.
Read more ….. Understanding Microclimates
Since frost and winter climates can do the most damage to frangipanis, the ability to withstand cold weather is the most important criterion.
The second criterion is the ability to withstand adverse conditions generally be it too much or not enough water, too much or not enough nutrients or too much or not enough sunlight.
Frangipani Hardiness Ratings
Plumeria rubras with bright flower colours including white, light and dark pink, light orange, most yellow are the hardiest.
Plumeria pudica white is quite hardy but cannot handle weed spray at all.
Plumeria rubras with dark flowers such as red and Kimberley Sunset also grow better in hot microclimates but prefer shade more than direct sunlight until they become established.
Plumeria obtusa requires hot microclimates and can handle full sun.
Plumeria pudica pink do not like any adverse conditions.
Plumeria obtusa pink do not like any adverse conditions.
Plumeria stenophylla do not like any adverse conditions.