Plumeria obtusa ‘Singapore’ and Plumeria obtusa ‘Dwarf Singapore Pink’
Plants of the species Plumeria obtusa can grow to small shrubs or large trees depending on the variety one chooses. Plants of this species are considered evergreens as they dont shed all of their leaves during the shorter days of the year compared to other plumeria species.
The leaves, formed near the tip of the branches, have characteristically oblong shape with the tips being blunt, obtuse, which gives the species its name. The color of the leaves is dark green with a glossy shine. Flowers develop on the inflorescences, flower stalks, at the tip of the branches.
In the early 1930s Mr. Harold Lyon brought the first cutting of Plumeria obtusa from Singapore to Hawaii and it was thus given the name Singapore‘.
Plumeria obtusa Singapore produces white flowers with a bright yellow center and a strong citrus fragrance. The flowers range in size from 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Flower petals are defined as wide, rounded and separated. The keeping quality of these flowers is considered "poor" by some because they turn brown rather in a short period of time.
Plumeria obtusa Dwarf Singapore Pink is a true dwarf, well branched plumeria plant. Flower buds are light pink with the flowers being pale pink which is accentuated in a darker shade of pink at the borders of each petal. The center of the flowers is orange with some red.
Flowers are up to 3 inches in diameter and have a citrus fragrance.