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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Sherman'

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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: Sherman
Additional cultivar information: (aka Polynesian White)

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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
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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
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 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 pods to dry on plant; break open to 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 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

‘Sherman’ (‘Polynesian White’)

Flower white with large, brilliant yellow center; no color bands
Petal wide, round tip, slightly overlapping; no pink or red bands on front or back; fair texture
Size four-and-one-half inches in diameter
Scent slight sweet fragrance
Stalk green, smooth, tendency to be pendent, loose flower clusters
Keeping quality poor
Leaves light green, unusually long and large, with short acuminate tips
Plant habit upright, dense branching; suitable for landscaping
Bearing habit May to August, moderate flower production
Parentage P. rubra f. acuminata
Remarks This cultivar grows into a large symmetrical tree with dense shade and large, showy flowers that turn brown quickly after being picked. It is, therefore, recommended only for home plantings.

Regional...

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

Naples, Florida



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