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Plumeria obtusa 'Dwarf Singapore White'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: obtusa (ob-TOO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Singapore White

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
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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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Florida_Girl On Jun 8, 2009, Florida_Girl from Saint James City, FL wrote:

I grew this variety for approx five years and had not the best of luck with it. It grew well for a couple of years and I got a couple of bloom stalks on it each year. It just seemed to come to a screeching halt in growth and flowers too, and I finally discarded it. I have other varieties growing in the same yard area and have no idea why this one didn't pan out. Was getting full sun with it's own flower bed.

Positive Clare_CA On Dec 8, 2005, Clare_CA from (Zone 10b) wrote:

From the publication:

Plumeria in Hawaii

By Richard A. Criley
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawaii at Manoa
January, 2005

Dwarf Singapore

Flower white with small, brilliant yellow center; no pink or red bands on front or back
Petal wide, round tip, highly overlapping; no color bands; moderate texture
Size One-and-one-half inches in diameter
Scent lemon fragrance
Stalk green, smooth, thin, upright, tight flower clusters
Keeping quality good
Leaves light green, semi-glossy, with acute tips; narrow venation raised underneath
Plant habitupright, dense branching, low growing; suitable for landscaping
Bearing habit April to November, moderate to heavy flower production
Parentage reported to be an Fl hybrid between ‘Singapore’ and ‘King Kaläkaua’
Remarks This unique new low growing cultivar resembles a shrub, with many small, cupped flowers in tight clusters. Insects are not usually a problem. It is recommended for home gardens. Released by CTAHR in 1970.


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

Naples, Florida
Saint James City, Florida
Wailuku, Hawaii
Sugar Land, Texas

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