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"Bright white flower on bush"

Started by Geoff - 4170 Monday, 12 January 2015

 Sorry, I posted this on the forum, but inside some one elses topic. Anyway, here we go again. When I walk the dog, I see a few of these plants in a garden. Seem to be bush like to about 2 metres plus. Very robust strong leaves.Flowers is so white, it stands out when you walk down the street. No one to ask, so wondered if any member knew what it is? Regards Geoff

Member Responses

 Pam - 2159 Monday, 19 January 2015
 Hi Geoff, It could be a white Mandevilla. Google this and check some of the pictures.

 Marilyn - 2250 Monday, 19 January 2015
 Maybe also check Plumeria (frangipani)?

 Geoff - 4170 Monday, 19 January 2015
 Hi Pam, I thought when I saw the flower it was of the Mandevilla family( I have the pink) but it is not a creeper type plant but an actual "bush"..The picture I posted is a tad dark and does not show the leaves very well.Also the flowers are grouped together in clumps. I will have to pop a letter in their letter box and ask them. Hi Marilyn, ummm, when you see the bush, it is not a Plumeria. In the streets about our home, there are many Plumeria in flower now of all colours. Also, the branches are quite spindly and not solid like Plumeria. When i get more information, I will report back.

 Geoff - 4170 Tuesday, 20 January 2015
 OK, and the winner is....Marilyn....My wife found it from lots of google research on the web. It is a Plumeria Pudica, or fiddle leaf pudica. Very different to normal Frangipani with small thin branches see..http://www.stgmagazine.com.au/community/2011/03/23/bridal-bouquet-frangipani/ Apparently though, it, like all Plumeria hates wet feet. Some 500mm down, we have 10+ metres of pottery grade clay conditions. (house is on screw foundations) so, even though I can build up the ground, sooner or later, its roots are going to find the clay.may have to rethink this plant??

 Pam - 2159 Monday, 26 January 2015
 Glad you found out what it is. It looks very different, and I had never heard of Plumeria pudica before - will have to check it out in tropical nurseries.

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