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Plumeria alba

 
Plumeria alba
The rooted stick in early April
white frangipani
A month later
Plumeria alba
Voluptuous new growth

Common name white frangipani
Family apocynaceae
Life cycle shrub/tree (Z10-12)
Flowers white
Size 15'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Even Houston's winters aren't warm enough to keep plumeria alive, but I couldn't resist picking up an odd-looking rooted stick with a few leaves emerging from the top on a visit to a local garden center. I'll watch what it does for the year, and if I'm really ambitious I might even try to keep it alive indoors through the winter. Don't know if I'll ever see flowers, but it's fun to experiment.

white frangipani
Making a statement in mid-September

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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