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The scent of frangipani conjures up images of tropical places, but even more happily, they can be grown as house or conservatory plants in temperate areas such as the UK. With a reasonable amount of space and a bright, warm position all year, the tropics can come to you.
Common name: FrangipaniBotanical name: PlumeriaGroup: Conservatory or houseplant (trees, shrubs and woody climbers)Flowering time: July to October in UKHeight and spread: 7m (22ft) x 5m (15ft)Aspect: SunHardiness: Frost tenderDifficulty: Easy
Try to avoid pruning, as the wood is soft and prone to rotting. If it becomes necessary to remove or shorten straggly growth, do this in early spring, when the plant is still dormant. Cut back to a shoot or branch junction. Replace overgrown plants rather than attempt to renovate.
Plumeria ‘Aztec Gold’– scented, golden flowersPlumeria ‘Thong Taweekun’– scented pink and orange-tinged flowersPlumeria ‘Black Widow’–cerise flowers with strong scent
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