The Native Frangipani is one of the most useful Australian rainforest trees for gardens with its fragrant frangipani-like flowers, glossy green leaves and disitinctive upright pyramidal shape. It grows well over a wide range of soils and climatic conditions and does surprisingly well in inland and southern areas but it is important to protect seedlings from frost until they are a couple of metres tall. Generally, the Native Frangipani does not need pruning, which can damage its symmetrical shape, but it can be pruned to a desired size and shape if required. The delightful fragrance of the flowers is sweetly tropical.
|Scientific Name:||Hymenosporum flavum|
|Common Name:||Native Frangipani|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||4 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 7 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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