I often get asked “What size frangipani should I get? This depends on each person’s (or couple’s) situation so I usually ask some questions before giving any advice at all. I have group the questions I usually ask into 5 subjects, or factors. Here are the five factors to consider if you are wondering what size frangipani to purchase.
- Your Plan.
- Value for money.
- Your budget.
Some people prefer to be patient and enjoy watching their garden develop naturally while others are focussed on creating an established garden as soon as possible. If you are worried about your frangipani growing too big, don’t worry. Frangipanis can easily be pruned or cropped.
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 and priced between $150-$200. Ours 45 litre frangipanis are as cheap as $90.
3-Value For Money
Considering the price of frangipanis (as above), we recommend small trees (1m-1.5m) as the best value. We try our best to stock and sell frangipanis around this size and aim to sell them a little cheaper than other nurseries.
We also aim to sell our small frangipani plants cheaply as add-ons or in groups.
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.
If your budget is less than $100, we suggest purchasing 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, we recommend looking at our online frangipani tree to start.
The minimum transport fee includes a 1m x 1m square space and up to 2.6m high. The closer you are to the Sunshine Coast, the cheaper delivery fee is.