Frangipanis are without doubt one of the most hardy, fragrant and beautiful small trees you can get your hands on.
There are so many new and interesting varieties out there and I'm discovering some incredible forms in people's backyards.
Recently I ran across a beautiful form with white variegation through the foliage and apricot flowers.
Among my favourites are the dwarf forms which put on stunning flower displays this time of the year.
Another month and much of the blooming will have finished (except for the blood red, which is later than the rest in my garden).
Tips to choose the perfect frangi
Select your frangipani based on your gardening skills. The white flower with the yellow centre is by far the hardiest and most prolific flowering form in WA’s South West.
If you want to try a more difficult variety look for the blood-red flowering form which is a lot more sensitive but has stunning flowers that are lightly perfumed.
As a general rule, the darker the flower the more work will be required to grow the frangipani successfully. The white flowers are almost indestructible.