Plumeria (Plumeria rubra)
Plumeria, botanical name Plumeria rubra, is a showy, medium-sized tree or shrub famous for its fragrant flowers and natural ability to add a tropical splash to a variety of landscape styles. Native from Mexico to Panama, this tropical tree offers a gorgeous display of leathery leaves, thick stems and a stunning variety of colorful flowers that bloom in spring through fall. These very fragrant flowers range in color varieties - from white, yellow, pink and red. This is a versatile plant that can be grown as a shrub or small to medium sized tree. In fact, it grows well in pots and containers, too. Visit your local Moon Valley Nurseries location to come see our amazing selection of fine imported pottery!
As incredible as the explosion of flowers are, the aroma is just as rewarding. Bask in the aromas of jasmine, citrus, gardenia and more, and take in the relaxing effects a Plumeria tree exudes. This stunning beauty is often referred to as the “Hawaiian Lei Flower” where its flowers are used to make leis and perfume.
This tropical beauty requires low to moderate water use and likes full sun exposure. Plumeria rubra is able to tolerate some salt spray and wind, making it a good addition for coastal planting. While it does love subtropical areas, it can do well in cooler areas when grown in containers and pots. If used indoors, place it near a bright window for continued bloom. Feel free to prune at any time of the year to maintain a desired shape and size.
A Plumeria tree brings many rewards to a landscape and to people. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer the finest selection of Plumeria rubra trees grown and nurtured by our nursery professionals, ready to thrive in your landscape. We recommend planting with the Moon Valley Nurseries line of fertilizers for spectacular results! Let us do the work! You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!
Tropical, showy flowers
Grows well in pots and containers
Fragrant blooms in Summer
Can be grown as a shrub or small tree