Many people would be surprised to hear that there is more than one species of frangipani. In Melbourne, every frangipani is most likely to be a rubra (roo-bra). As you go north and the climate becomes warmer, the choice to grow other frangipani species becomes easier. In Northern Australia, mostly near the coast, numerous species of frangipani trees can be found.
Many people in Queensland have heard someone mention “the evergreen frangipani“. In the past, it referred to the frangipani obtusa, specifically the Singapore, however in recent years with its increase in popularity, many people call the Frangipani Pudica “the evergreen frangipani”.