Plumeria forum: Creating tall Plumeria?

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Orange County, CA (Zone 10b)
Oct 29, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Greetings. How are the taller Plumeria like the one pictured produced. Meaning, the ones that are 5 or 6 eet it seems before they branch? Is this from growing from a seedling? Do new trees from seedlings typically first grow several feet like this before branching out? Doesn't seem like the result of pruning off side branches until it's the height you want, since the main stem seems pretty uniform. could you get this result from a cutting (though imagine the cutting trying to branch at its short height). Thoughts?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Oct 29, 2016 6:31 PM CST


Welcome! motifone.
Generally a tree like that will indeed start out as a seedling which usually will grow about 5 ft or so before branching. However, it is also possible to have a tall tree from a cutting. Here is an example - this is a tree from a grafted cutting.
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Orange County, CA (Zone 10b)
Oct 30, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Thanks for the input!
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Nov 4, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Welcome! Motifone. I agree with Hetty, some variety's cuttings will grow up to a certain height first before they bloom.
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