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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2016 8:18 AM CST
@Dutchlady1, @AnnaZ recently sent me a T-Mail telling me that she is "baby-sitting" a 5' plumeria for a friend (Anna has a GH). Anna is in WI. Anna says that the tree has not lost leaves over the fall/winter months and asked why. I don't have an answer. I pampered my six trees in the S room and ultimately, most of those leaves still were lost.

Hetty, why wouldn't Anna's tree have lost the majority of its mature leaves?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 8, 2016 9:30 AM CST

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Some varieties lose their leaves much later than others. I'd like to see a picture.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I asked Anna for pictures and she said she would try to go out to the GH and take some. Perhaps that tree is labeled?
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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Feb 8, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Nope, not labeled. Here is the pic, as promised. That is a 1 gallon jug in the pot for size comparison.

Thanks for asking the question, Ken.


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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2016 4:42 PM CST
OK, @Dutchlady1. None of mine look so good, though several have started growing new leaves now. That pot must be 28-32" in diameter.
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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Feb 8, 2016 10:33 PM CST
Well, I had a hell of a time moving it from its place in the yard up the ramp into the trailer. Rolling on the floor laughing
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drdawg
Feb 9, 2016 7:50 AM CST
I would have had to use my handy-dandy, hand-cart/dolly to move that pot. I have several that size and the dolly moves them all, as well as many that are half the size yet still weighty.
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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Feb 9, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Well, yeah, but that WAS with the dolly. LOL
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drdawg
Feb 9, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Feb 9, 2016 4:35 PM CST
OMG Is that the size when people start to refer it to it's true name as a tree and never mention it a plant again Thumbs up
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 4:39 PM CST
I have 2 noid plumeria in my greenhouse. They kept their leaves until this month, and then they turned yellow and dropped off. Both are bare now. I can't wait until they leaf out again, and I'm hoping for blooms this year.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 9, 2016 4:48 PM CST
It is funny how we all have different times that our trees go dormant or semi-dormant. All fall I waited for leaf yellowing/dropping and finally thought that mine would just keep their leaves. I am just referring to the six trees in the S room. December/January began their dormancy and some lost all leaves and some most leaves. Now some of trees are beginning to leaf-out. The dormancy cycle certainly wasn't due to temperature, since the S room never got below 62F. The trees get several hours of sunlight but that sunlight is filtered by the roof-glass. I guess the suns intensity/time of exposure triggers the dormancy.

Lucky, I try to keep all my plumeria within 7' height. They are "trees" in nature, so the height probably doesn't matter. I do have 2-3 compact/dwarf varieties and it doesn't look like they will get over 4' tall (so far, anyway). I guess they are still trees, just dwarf ones. Thumbs up
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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Feb 9, 2016 9:26 PM CST
I have 9 Plumerias that still have all there leaves. Not including the two you sent me that have rooted by the way Smiling
Celadine has 4 big leaves and Vera Cruz Rose has 2 big leaves and 3 small leaves.
Both have dropped there inflos for some reason but Vera Cruz is now branching out in 3 spots.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 10, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Apparently those nine like their growing conditions, Lucky. I am happy you got rooting. The Vera Cruz Rose is a vigorous grower and a faithful bloomer. It also makes a great root-stock plant if you are into grafting. The Celadine is as well.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2016 8:02 AM CST

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Anna that certainly is a healthy looking tree! I have no explanation for the fact that it still has all its leaves, but would say - enjoy it!! Thumbs up
Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Feb 10, 2016 9:36 AM CST
As the King of Siam would have said ".......'tis a puzzlement............" LOL
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Feb 12, 2016 12:58 PM CST
I will have to take a picture of my neighbors Trimark plumeria tree. It is full of leaves and has inflo. I live just a few houses away but all my plumeria, including the Trimark, do not have any leaves.

It's a mystery Whistling but am happy for my neighbors.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 12, 2016 1:01 PM CST
When we were in Florida in December, the garden had over 100 plumerias. Most of them had no leaves. A few had inflos and no leaves, and several of them looked like it was summer. They were full of leaves and flowers and growing happily. It must just be differences with microclimates or species.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 12, 2016 1:32 PM CST

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Thumbs up microclimates AND species/varieties, I would say, Karen. I see huge differences all the time.
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plantmanager
Feb 12, 2016 4:20 PM CST
I agree Should have said "AND".
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