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Plumeria rubra 'Kaneohe Sunrise'

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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: Kaneohe Sunrise
Hybridized by Plumeria People; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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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)
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:
Pink
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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive konarikcy On Aug 22, 2011, konarikcy from nicosia
Cyprus wrote:

Hello everyone,
I have a small plumeria collection of plumerias with different coloured flowers (unnamed) in my semi tropical mediterranean garden. My large one is around 8 ft tall but I have never pruned it and it is leggy. It has beautiful pink flowers at the moment.The temperature here is around 40degrees centrigrade and I am thinking of pruning it. Normally I would probably wait until early spring to do this but I am going to be having my daughters wedding in the garden and I want the plumeria to be in bloom.
Does anyone have any experience of growing plumerias outside - ie if I prune now in this heat will I burn the tree. If I wait till end of September for temp to fall, will there be enough time to grow and flower next spring? Or shall I wait till after the wedding? Oh the problems we mothers of the bride have!!

Regional...

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

Naples, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Spring, Texas



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