The native Frangipani makes a great addition to any large garden on the Sunshine Coast. These evergreen trees provide one thing that many landscapers miss, scent. The Native Frangipani flowers give off a wonderfully heady aroma that lingers in the air and makes any garden a place that you want to spend some time. They are also relatively low maintenance. The Native Frangipani requires very little tree trimming on the Sunshine Coast.
While pruning can help the tree grow bushier, it is not required to ensure the health of the tree. These trees survive best in high drainage soil, since their water requirements are very low. In periods of extended drought some watering will help them grow, but in general they do not need any additional water. These trees are fairly large though, so they do need to be in a large garden in order to balance the appearance. They grow up to ten metres high with up to a six metre spread. They are not suitable for all plots.
If you have a large enough garden plot, they make a wonderful addition. The relatively unassuming white flowers, that darken to yellow, don’t make the visual statement that some of Australia’s more exotic plants do, but the wonderful scent more than makes up for the visual lack. One of the things you look for in a complete garden is the smell of flowers. Judicious tree trimming on the Sunshine Coast will also help the plant to flower for much of the year and encourage bushiness. This ability to be sparse or bushy gives this plant incredible landscape versatility.