Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Another sign of spring in the tropics, the Frangipani tree is in bloom.



When you have a year around gardening season is hard to tell when one season ends and another begins. I know spring is in the air by looking at our trees, the mango and avocado trees are in full bloom in February and March and so is the Frangipani tree.
My pink Frangipani was the first tree I planted from a cutting in my new house 26 years ago it has survived two hurricanes and today is the biggest tree I have in my back yard. This tree acts like a northern tree, in the fall it looses all its leaves (and big ones they are) making quite a mess. The tree is bare all winter and by spring we get the flowers and keeps on flowering into late summer.This tree has many different verities of flowers red, yellow, white, pink and multicolor. My is the more common pink variety, this tree is pest resistance (sometimes the leaves get a rust sickly look but it goes away by the next season), is easy to root from cuttings and is not very picky with the soil is planted. A must have if you garden in zone 10 and

7 comments:

Gary said...

About your last post, I would hate it if we ever had water restrictions. We have had them before but that was many years ago.

Brenda said...

I love the scent of these blooms. The two slips that people in the neighborhood gave me are starting to send out leaves and flower buds. I can't wait until the flowers open.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I wish I could grow a lovely tree like that but it's way too cold where I live. Perhaps I could grow a small one in my greenhouse? :-)

Ki said...

As soon as you got off the plane in Hawaii you could smell the plumerias. Such a wonderful smell. I envy you.

Tracey said...

That is so pretty! I love that deep, rich pink.

LostRoses said...

Frangipani! Such an exotic name and what a gorgeous tree. Those are great photos!

Jeanette said...

Oh i love your pink Frangipani
there hard to grow here as we get very heavy winter frosts. I have tryed with out success..