Compact growing plumeria

mjhuntingtonbeachSeptember 8, 2012

I look at the plumeria others are growing and I see taller growing trees with some branches but not a thicket. Mine mostly seem to grow stocky, multibranched, not sure why, but it does make them easier to take care of. What are others' experiences with this? Maybe I don't fertilize enough. Here are samples of what mine grow like:

J4/Multiple Gold:

Unknown Thai, purchased as "Sangwaltubtim"

Jungle Jack's Inner Peace:

Irma 5 (purchased from Thai vendor):

Jungle Jack's Inca Gold:

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the_first_kms2(8/9)

Climate, pot size, and/or cultivar could all be reasons. Most likely the last reason. I believe many of JJ's cultivars have short/stocky habits and they are mostly from Thailand.

If it suits how you want them to grow then why worry about it. Nice work.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:17PM
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DelWH

From what I understand, all of JJ's are Thai varieties, which tend to stay short and branch out on maybe 3 or so inch branches. If you go to his website, he stresses that his are strictly Thai, grown in Thailand and not crossed at all with any Hawaiian or Mexican variety.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:38PM
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moonie_57

Everyone of them makes me envious! :)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 12:25AM
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georgecc

Me too!! I have JJ's California Sunset, which has a shape like yours, and I love it. But then I have a few other trees that have all their branches on one high level! I like yours better!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 2:16AM
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beachplant(9b)

I love that compact growth. These are the perfect types for growing on the lanai.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 10:37AM
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blackwillow87(8a)

Wow those are beautiful compact plants!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 11:24AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

I think they are all beautiful..

You are so lucky to live in HB!! : )

Trees look wonderful!!

Laura

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 11:37AM
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