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.


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.


How does frangipani size affect transport costs?

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