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Jun 19, 2016 12:30 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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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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Jun 19, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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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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Jun 19, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
Those are amazing Hetty !! That Cactus is pretty neat also...
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Jun 19, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Moe said:Those are amazing Hetty !! That Cactus is pretty neat also...

I agree
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Jun 19, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
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Wow, wow, and WOW. Mine will never be "tree-size" unless I move down where you are Hetty. Sad
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Jun 19, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l

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Jun 20, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
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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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Jun 20, 2016 12:56 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Some people may value the blooms more than $$$...
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Jun 20, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Canning and food preservation Plumerias Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1
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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Jun 20, 2016 1:47 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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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Jun 20, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
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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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Jun 20, 2016 1:59 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
The perfect shape on that Celadine is most likely from natural branching.
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Jun 21, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dutchlady1 said:Some people may value the blooms more than $$$...


Or may not even need $$$. Whistling
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Jun 21, 2016 6:49 AM CST
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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very beautiful Thumbs up
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Jun 23, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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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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Jun 23, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Tropical paradise for sure, Sherri. nodding
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Jun 24, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Beautiful! I have similar to the pink one.
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Jun 24, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lovely big Plumeria trees! That is how I see them too when I chance upon them in Manila.
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