Advice Page 4

Customer Advice 4
Frangipani Care
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Do I need to take care of my frangipanis?

How will I know if my frangipanis are doing well or not?

How can I improve the appearance of my frangipanis?

How can I improve the shape of my frangipanis?

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Responses

Do I need to take care of my frangipanis?
Not really. Once a frangipani is in the ground, it usually does better with no care compared to too much care. The danger of too much care is over watering. You should however learn what to look out for and monitor the condition of your frangipanis trees.

How will I know if my frangipanis are doing well or not?
The easiest way to confirm that your frangipani is healthy is to squeeze the branches. If the wood is firm, the frangipani is healthy. Also, in spring and summer, frangipanis should produce fresh green growth at the tips and lots of nice green leaves. There are many factors which can reduce the attractiveness of the crowns and leaves but the larger the frangipani, the less likely this will affect the health of the whole frangipani.

How can I improve the appearance of my frangipanis?
You can remove any old yellow leaves.
You can remove any existing fungus or scale and reduce the possibility and damage of any future attacks.
You can monitor and try to prevent or at least reduce insect attacks.
You can add a small amount of slow release fertilizer in spring and possibly again in early summer.

How can I improve the shape of my frangipanis?
For large frangipani trees, it’s common to cut off branches.
Pruning Large Frangipanis

If you have a small frangipani and would like to improve the overall shape for future growth, you can bend a branch or two into your desired position. The frangipani should be in the ground for at least 6 months and rope should be tied close to the end of the branch. The branch should improve its position within weeks and almost completely hold its new position within a few months.