Frangipani Tree Availability Status

Frangipani Tree Status = Available

When we upload a new frangipani tree to our online shop, the stock level is set to 1. When an item has a stock level of 1 or higher, customers will see “Available” written next to that item.

Please Enquire and Availability Unconfirmed

When a frangipani tree is ordered online, the website’s stock level for that particular item is automatically reduced by 1. This usually means the stock level will become zero and “Please Enquire” will appear next to that frangipani tree.

Stock Equals Zero But Still Available

Sometimes customers order online then cancel or change their order in which case, those frangipani trees will still be available. If you see a frangipani tree you like and are uncertain about its availability, just enquire or order it online and we’ll let you know.

Status Equals Available But Frangipani Tree Unavailable

We often sell frangipanis by phone, email and to visitors so occasionally a frangipani tree will appear on our online shop but already be sold. We usually update our online shop within a week when this happens.

Ordering A Frangipani Tree Which Appears Unavailable

If a customer enquires or orders a frangipani tree which has been sold, we will most likely be able to recommend one or more frangipani trees with the same flower AND a similar size and shape.

Frangipani Height Measurements

How is the height of a frangipani measured?

There is no one correct method for measuring the height of a bagged tree. Even though the roots are a very important part of the frangipani, we measure from the top of the soil. Reason being, most people want to know how tall the frangipani will stand after it is planted.

In summer, leaves and flowers can often increase the height by 30cms. For simplicity and consistency, we add a conservative 10cm to the highest crown all year round.

In short, we measure from the top of the soil to the highest branch, ignore any long leaves and flower buds at the top and add only 10cm for the highest leaf. 

For example, if we say a frangipani is 1.2m tall plus leaves and flowers, we would advertise it as a 1.3m frangipani.

What is the “wood height”?

The “wood height” is the measurement from the top of the soil at trunk to the top of the highest branch excluding the leaves.

What is “clearance” or “transportation” height”?

The clearance height is the measurement from the bottom of the bag or pot to around 10cms above the highest crown. This is the height necessary to stand the frangipani upright in a trailer, truck, van or other vehicle without the crowns being damaged by the roof. If the frangipani is too tall to stand upright, it’s possible to stand it on an angle and sometimes possible to lie them horizontally.

 

How soon are frangipani orders delivered after paying?

Delivery Within 21 Days

21 days gives us plenty of time to arrange our working schedules, coordinate multiple deliveries if necessary and get almost all our frangipani orders delivered.

If delivery is not likely to be within 21 days after payment, we will contact the customer as soon as possible to discuss the reasons and agree on a new process.

Requesting Urgent Delivery

If you require urgent delivery, its best to contact us by phone or message us requesting a return call to discuss options.

In most cases, if faster than planned delivery is possible, it will not be too inconvenient and will incur no extra costs. In some cases however, faster than planned deliver may cause some inconvenience but still be possible with negotiation. In such cases, we will calculate a fair ” express delivery fee” to be able to give the individual customer a choice.

Conditions Which Might Delay Delivery

  • An ordered frangipani has been sold or not in a satisfactory condition and a replacement needs to be decided on.
  • An ordered frangipani is wider than 1 metre or taller than 2 metres and freight options need to be discussed.
  • Customer delays payment.
  • Customer chooses to make additional purchases to utilize available freight space. Freight Space
  • The delivery fee has not been automatically calculated or the delivery location is an area where only large trucks pass near, such as rural coastline, or where our delivery trucks do not usually go. Delivery possibility has to be confirmed and the cost calculated and paid for. Door-to-Door Deliveries
  • Bad weather, unexpected mechanical problems or a busy Christmas period.

What Size Frangipani Should I Start With?

If you’re not sure what size frangipani you should purchase, the most important factors to consider are

  1. Your Plan.
  2. Prices.
  3. Value for money.
  4. Your budget.
  5. Transportation.

1-Your Plan

Some people prefer to be patient and enjoy watching their garden develop naturally while others are focussed on having an established garden this year. Starting small and being patient can be done on a smaller budget but the larger and more established the frangipani, the greater the cost.

If you are worried about your frangipani growing too big, we suggest pruning it every 3-10 years.

2-Prices

You can walk into almost any nursery in spring and find a range of frangipani plants. For around $10, you can get a single stem frangipani in a 125mm pot. $20-$30 can buy a multi-branched frangipani in a 200mm pot. $40-$70 can buy a frangipani around or just under 1m tall. Our frangipani plants priced under $100 can only be purchased in bulk or with a frangipani tree order.

Most frangipanis in 400mm pots and 45 litre bags are over 1m tall. Most of these are priced between $150-$200. Ours start at $90.

3-Value For Money

Considering the price of frangipanis (as above), we recommend small trees (1m-1.5m) as the best value. We aim to sell our frangipani trees at 50%-75% of usual prices so for a 1m tall frangipani in a 45 litre bag, for example, we will sell for as cheap as $90.
We also aim to sell small frangipani plants at 50%-75% of usual prices when the order (after discounts) is $100 or more.

Frangipanis are very hardy but there are ways to purposefully or accidently kill them. Generally speaking, the larger the frangipani, the stronger and hardier it will be.

4-Your Budget

If your budget is less than $100, we suggest to purchase from your local retail plant nursery and take your frangipani home in your car.
If you plan to spend more than $100 on a frangipani tree, you might like to consider transportation, frangipani shape and then view photos of our available frangipani trees on our online shop.

5-Transportation

How does frangipani size affect transport costs?

Which Plant Shape Will Turn Into The Best Shaped Frangipani Tree?

Natural Frangipanis

When frangipanis grow naturally from seed, they do not flower and do not fork for a number of years. They often grow into a thick single stem plants and are often over one metre tall before forking.

As the weight and number of branches increase, the stem continues to strengthen to support the weight of the tree. Eventually, the tree will develop into a balanced umbrella shape. 

Ideal Shape Of Cuttings

To get a well balanced umbrella shaped frangipani tree, cuttings should resemble frangipani seedlings, as described above.

Forked and Multi Stemmed Frangipanis

The more branches a frangipani plant has, the more flowers it will produce in the following several years. Also, small plants with numerous branches resemble a traditional tree shape, and in some cases they can also have an appealing bonsai look. For these two reasons, frangipani plants with more branches are more popular and sell faster.

Thin Trees and Single Stemmed Frangipanis

The frangipanis with less forks and less branches often look top light but since frangipani grow mostly from the branch ends, they will eventually fill out and turn into a nicer shaped tree, as nature prefers to do with seedlings.

Straightness and Thickness of Trunk

As a frangipani increases in size, the trunk needs to support the weight of the whole tree.  A large curve or S bend in the trunk will not have as much strength as a straight trunk. Many frangipanis have bends in their trunks and grow for many years without ever developing a lean or falling over however the greater the bend, the greater the risk. Even though many customers overlook this negative feature and choose these frangipanis for other positive features, we often reduce the price of these frangipanis to move them out more quickly. 

How to Safely Transport Frangipanis

Useful Items

  • Rope
  • Tarp (See frangipani sap)
  • Trunk Rest (See supporting the weight)
  • Loading Space (Take the junk out of your ute or car before leaving home)
  • Tape Measure (There’s nothing worse than a tree that 95% fits.)

Protect The Crowns!

Frangipani branch tips, or crowns, is where the new growth has and will occur. Damaging or breaking off a crown will likely result in the branch not being able to continue growing naturally and will likely make the branch produce new shoots from the side of the branch. This will look unattractive and also delay flowering. Also, by simply rubbing the crown, the frangipani will easily start to leak sap.

Top Or Base First

Just like pulling or pushing a fork through a small hole, it’s much easier to move a frangipani horizontally into or out of a ute or station wagon base-first. If you’re moving a frangipani horizontally top-first, make sure someone is watching every branch to make sure no branch is caught on something.

Supporting The Weight Of A Horizontal Frangipani Tree

Bagged frangipani trees usually have fragile branches at the top end and a solid trunk at the other. Somewhere between the two ends, there’s usually part of the trunk or solid branches that can support the weight of the tree and reduce the weight supported by the top branches. If the top branches are too wide or growing sideways, it might be impossible to lie the frangipani down.

Frangipani Sap

Frangipani sap is white and very sticky. It flows through the whole frangipani including the petioles (leaf stems). It’s easy to break a leaf off a frangipani (especially the older leaves) and cause sap to drip or flow out. Frangipani sap dries like glue but while it’s sticky, the sap collets dirt. If you plan to put a frangipani in your car, we suggest covering your car interior with a tarp.

Transporting Frangipani Trees Upright

If possible, transporting frangipanis in an upright position is the best option. It will prevent the soil from falling out and the branches will travel more safely.

If a standing frangipani tree is stable and can be tied to a high position (truck walls or cage), it will be able to travel long distances safely.

If there is no wind protection, frangipani leaves will suffer “windburn”. The leaves will wilt, turn brown and eventually fall off. Having said that, the frangipani wood will not suffer at all and if you cut all the leaves off beforehand, you’ll only need to wait until new leaves grow.

If the frangipani is top heavy and doesn’t stand stable and also high ropes are not possible, transporting the frangipani tree in an upright position might not be possible.

Testing Frangipani Stability

One method for determining frangipani portability and stability is to hold the frangipani by the trunk and lift. If you feel the frangipani wanting to come out of the pot or bag, you should stop lifting otherwise the roots will start to break and the remaining root ball will come out of the soil. In other words, if the bag or pot is too heavy, the frangipani needs to be lifted by holding the bag or pot.

Sometimes, there will be a small solid root ball surrounded by fresh soil but sometimes the roots are simply underdeveloped. Either way, these frangipanis need to be handled and transported with more care.

 

What are the cheapest delivery options?

Pick Up

If you live locally or are planning to visit the Sunshine Coast, collecting your desired frangipanis yourself might be the best option but trying to fit a frangipani into a car without enough space will only dirty your car and risk breaking a branch.

For advice, how to transport frangipanis safely.

Interstate (and North QLD)

For interstate orders, the minimum transport fee is for a 1m x 1m square floor space (a pallet space) and up to around 2.5m tall. The only way to reduce this rate is to share the space and cost with another frangipani customer who lives near you and also wishes to share freight space and cost. Over the last 10 years, this has only happened in the middle of summer when two customers have coincidentally ordered at almost the same time and they had suitable orders and locations. Once or twice a year a customer enquires about this and waits several months and we successfully combine their order with another about 50% of the time.

A better way to improve value-for-money is by ordering more plants and filling the space for the minimum freight fee.  If you can’t find suitable frangipani trees in this site, see  sitemap > frangipaniplantscomau for more options.

Requesting one pallet space to be allocated to a frangipani order that extends beyond one metre in any direction will add an element of risk but will likely be worth keeping the delivery fee to the minimum.

South East Queensland

If we deliver ourselves within South East Queensland, height is usually restricted to around 1.5m for wind protection but branches can extend 1.2m x 2m without problem. We can transport taller trees ourselves but the frangipani leaves will get wind burn.

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Glossary

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Account – Online shops keep customer details private. Customers can use a username (often the email address) and password to log into the website to see their own details and order history. We gather a delivery address and contact details with each online frangipani tree order so visitors need to be logged in to be able to submit orders. Visitors can easily create an account by completing a one page form.

Add To Cart – On our online shop, you can browse our available frangipani trees and when you see one you’re interested in, just click on “add to cart” or “buy now”. See shopping cart.

Advanced Frangipanis – See Mature Frangipanis

Backfill – Putting the local or better quality soil around the frangipani root ball to fill the hole.

Canopy – The highest branches which cover the rest of the frangipani.

Crop – To cut very short or prune heavily.

Cropped Frangipani – Cropping a frangipani is done by cutting all the small outside branches off leaving only the thick branches or leaving just a stump. The reason for cropping is usually to allow the frangipani to grow back more healthily and with a more condensed and more balance shaped. It’s also a good to crop an in ground frangipani tree if it blocks a view or takes up too much of the yard.

Crown – The very tip of each branch is a crown. Frangipani crowns are important because they produce new green wood which extends each branch. Crowns are also responsible for producing leaves flowers. When a crown is damaged, the branch will try to produce new shoots from the sides of the crown. “When counting how many crowns a frangipani plant has some people say “frangipani heads”.

Deciduous – Plants which drop all their leaves in the winter and produce new green foliage in the spring.

Die Back – When a frangipani branch gets damaged and rot sets in, the rot will travel down to the next fork leaving a dead branch. The rot will not spread past the fork if the other wood is strong and healthy. Cutting off rotting branches is recommended for appearance and to help the healing process.

Dormancy – A period of inactivity during the colder months. This inactivity is a method frangipanis use to protect themselves from the cold. Fertilizing a frangipani after summer to produce growth during the winter is likely to result in damage.

Drought Resistant Plant – A tree such as the frangipani which can survive on the moisture in the ground despite months of no rain.

Dwarf Frangipani – A frangipani which grows to half the height of other frangipani trees. A maximum of 2 to 4 metres as apposed to 4 to 8 metres.

Evergreen Frangipani – Most frangipanis stop growing in the winter causing it’s leaves to drop off. A tropical location, a warm protected position and good soil will keep a frangipani growing into the cooler months. Some species of frangipanis hold their leaves longer into the winter so they have become known as “evergreen frangipanis”.
See obtusa and pudica.

Established Frangipani – Frangipanis which have been in the ground for a year or more will have stronger roots. Strong roots are good for sending nutrients to the tree and for stopping tree from blowing over. Frangipanis which have been in pots or bags

Ex-Ground Frangipani Trees – Frangipanis which are sold while they are still in the ground. Frangipanis grow faster while in the ground so ex-ground stock is usually bigger and usually has a nice big canopy. Ex-ground frangipanis are usually more expensive, especially if machinery is required for extraction. Because the roots stretch out, it’s impossible to get all the roots and if the ground is clay or rock, most of the roots will be left in the ground. Delivery is more complicated because the tree cannot stand up on its own. because extraction can be expensive  bigger aWhile ex-ground frangipanis are usually taller and grow fasterdelivered straight from the ground to

Fragrance – A word used to describe the beautiful smell of frangipani flowers. Also Aroma, smell and scent.

Full Sun – An area which gets direct sunshine from sunrise to sunset throughout the year. Established frangipanis do well in full sun however frangipanis prefer heat more than sunlight. Smaller frangipanis can get sunburnt and do better 3-6 hours of sun each day.

Foliage – Leaves.

Fork – The spot where a branch becomes 2 or more branches. (See also natural fork and unnatural fork.)

Genus – A group of plants with similar characteristics. Plumeria (Frangipani) is a small genus of about 10 species.

Login – After you register with our website, you can login anytime using your username and password. While logged in, you can add your contact information and delivery address. Our online shop will save this information as well and save your order details and even save your shopping cart in case you get interrupted before submitting your order.

Mature Frangipanis – Most nurseries stock frangipanis in 200mm and 300mm pots which are around 1m tall or shorter. We call frangipanis taller than 1m trees or advanced frangipanis. These frangipanis are usually in 45 or 75 litre bags.

Mature Frangipani Trees – See Ex-ground Frangipanis

Natural Fork – Most frangipanis fork where a flower bud has been produced. Natural forks look clean and attractive compare to unnatural forks.

Obtusa – A frangipani species which includes Singapore white and Singapore petite pink. See also “evergreen”.

Online Shop – The section of our website where visitors can view images of our available frangipani trees and order online.

Plumeria – Frangipani. The genus (group) of plants with around 10 species.

Unnatural Fork – When a frangipani branch is broken or cut off or a crown has been damaged or killed, new branches will often shoot out from the side of the cut or damage. Unnatural forks look unattractive and take a long time to heal over.

Register – Simply choose a username, such as your first name or email address, and an easy to remember password to register with our website. (See account)

Rot – A process, caused by bacteria, where frangipani wood decays. The rot spreads turning the inside of frangipani wood to brown and eventually black liquid. Soft weak frangipani wood is most susceptible. See also root rot and die back.

Root Ball – Frangipanis grown in bags and pots allow roots to form a ball shape. A “solid root ball” is a root ball which holds its shape and holds the soil within after being taken out of its bag or pot. A solid root ball is important otherwise parts of the root ball will break away and be lost. Putting a solid root ball into the ground will help the frangipani establish itself more quickly. See also established frangipani and teasing the roots.

Root Rot – When frangipani roots have too much water, rot can occur in the roots. In bad cases, the rot will spread up the trunk causing the branches to go soft. Noticing soft branches is a sign of an unhealthy frangipani. By the times this is noticed, it’s usually, not always, too late.

Rubra – The most commonly found frangipani species in Australia. The Frangipani rubra is deciduous and has hundreds and possibly thousands of colour variations.

Shopping Cart – Just like shopping in a supermarket with a basket or trolley, you can put items in your cart while shopping online.

Singapore – A frangipani with a large strong scented flower. See evergreen and obtusa.

SEQ – South East Queensland – SEQ includes the Brisbane area, Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north. We have a basic delivery fee for this area and often deliver ourselves.

Species – Within the frangipani genus, frangipani plants are categorized into about 10 species. We have 6 or 7 species, 4 of which are available for purchase.

Sub-tropics – The sub-tropics are the areas a little north of and south of the tropics. By one definition, a subtropical region has at least eight months with a mean temperature of 10 °C or above.

Sunburn – When frangipanis are moved from a shade house or shady area to hot direct sun, frangipani leaves can burn. Hot summer days can be too hot for small frangipani plants as well. Also, hot western sun can burn frangipani wood on small plants.

Tease The Roots – To pull the roots out of the base of the root ball. After the roots fill the bottom of the pot or bag, they start to go around and back into the root ball. Pulling these roots out of the root ball before planting allow them to go straight into the new soil and greatly helps the plant to establish itself and get growing.

Tip – A frangipani tip is the end of the branch where growth occurs. See crown. Also known as branch end or head.

Tropics – An area with a warm climate where the sun is directly overhead at least once a year.

Wet Feet – When frangipani roots get too much water for too long.

Windburn -Transporting frangipani plants without wind protection causes the leaves to turn brown like being burnt.