Plumeria forum: Big Plumeria trees

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 19, 2016 12:30 PM CST

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Someone thanked me for posting a picture of a 'whole tree'. Prompted by this, here are a few others.
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Celadine




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Singapore (behind a Cactus)


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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 19, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Thank you for posting pics of the plumeria trees, Hetty. That is a treat to see. I haven't seen them like that since we lived in the Marshall Islands.
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Name: Jeff
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Moe
Jun 19, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Those are amazing Hetty !! That Cactus is pretty neat also...
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 19, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Moe said:Those are amazing Hetty !! That Cactus is pretty neat also...

I agree

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 19, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Wow, wow, and WOW. Mine will never be "tree-size" unless I move down where you are Hetty. Sad
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 19, 2016 9:12 PM CST
B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 20, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Wow! Obviously these homeowners have not heard how much some of us paid for out 18 to 24 inches plumeria Sticks Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Otherwise, they will be cashing in on these and these trees would be bald. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 20, 2016 12:56 PM CST

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Some people may value the blooms more than $$$...
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 20, 2016 1:21 PM CST
How easy is it to train a plumeria to a 6 - 7 ft tree? I would think that it would look very patchy.

Once we move to where we have a little land, I would like to try and train one or two trees. I figure I could build a pvc hot house around them during Jan / Feb.
I could keep the winds off of them, I am just not sure about the ground temp, but then again I can not see it being too cold.

Do you think this would be a loss cause?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 20, 2016 1:47 PM CST

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They want to be trees; so they generally form a trunk and then start branching. You can do a 6-7 ft but you'd have to start with a low, branched cutting. Most trees go to 8-10 ft; however, if you start with a nice compact variety you could easily get a 6 ft tree. I have a Thailand Red that in 10 years is still only 5 ft tall.
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drdawg
Jun 20, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Stewart, I certainly can't grow my plumeria in the ground, at least not during the fall and winter months, so this is just off the top of my head. I lived in NW Houston for 5 years, and I would think that you could grow plumeria in the ground there with some (minimal) winter protection. I don't think that protection would have to be much; a frame, some heavy-duty, clear plastic, and perhaps a bit of heat, maybe only a string of Christmas lights. Whistling You'll want to rig up a way to anchor those temporary mini-greenhouses. Wind has a way of picking up temporary structures and tossing them, along with whatever is inside. Your ground temperature should not even be an issue.

Needless to say, because I have to keep my "trees" limited to 7' tall and 4' wide, I won't ever "train" a tree. I think a lot of their natural form will be controlled by genetics. It appears some trees are simply lanky and some are more compact. Perhaps you will have to judiciously trim some branches on those lanky-growers just to encourage further branching. In my experience, blooming tips encourages branches naturally, so just waiting for blooming may be all that's necessary. Folks that have their plants growing to tree-proportions and have several varieties, can give you more information on what to expect.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 20, 2016 1:59 PM CST

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The perfect shape on that Celadine is most likely from natural branching.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 21, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Some people may value the blooms more than $$$...


Or may not even need $$$. Whistling
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Name: adam
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adamgreen
Jun 21, 2016 6:49 AM CST
very beautiful Thumbs up
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 23, 2016 10:13 AM CST
You don't see many large plumeria trees here in Central FL, there are a few around, but most get zapped back when we have one of our cold snaps. I love our trips to Sanibel and the Keys just to see all the huge plumeria trees. We ride our bikes around looking at the tropical landscapes, and yes I take photos.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 23, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Tropical paradise for sure, Sherri. nodding
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 24, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Beautiful! I have similar to the pink one.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 24, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Lovely big Plumeria trees! That is how I see them too when I chance upon them in Manila.

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