Range: Mexico to Panama
The frangipani is an iconic, fragrant flowering tree. Native to tropical America, it propagates easily and has been grown worldwide for centuries. Its flowers are often associated with the Hawaiian Islands, where it is used to make leis. The flowers are also important components of religious offerings in the Buddhist and Hindu temples of Asia. There are hundreds of varieties with many different flower colors and gradients. Frangipani tolerates a wide range of growing conditions in the tropics and subtropics, losing its leaves temporarily when conditions are unfavorable.