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Plumeria rubra 'Aztec Gold'

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aztec Gold
Additional cultivar information: (aka South Florida Gold, Key West Yellow)

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Category:
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DawnRain On May 4, 2005, DawnRain from Bartow, FL wrote:

I love plumerias and have a number of them. So far Aztec is my favorite for scent. Sitting near it makes you want to go find a bowl of peaches and cream. The scent is delicious and the yellow/white blooms are super too!

Positive Clare_CA On May 3, 2005, Clare_CA from (Zone 10b) wrote:

Aztec Gold has a reputation for having one of the best fragrances of all the plumeria flowers. It is distinguished from the others by its distinct scent of fresh peaches. Cuttings root easily, and it is a easy tree to grow.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Lincoln, California
Westminster, California
Bradley, Florida
Brandon, Florida
Cocoa, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Naples, Florida
Osprey, Florida
Plant City, Florida
Saint James City, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Norcross, Georgia
Indianapolis, Indiana
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Broaddus, Texas
Houston, Texas
Humble, Texas



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