are all the flowers?
dwarf Australian frangipani won't bloom. I have had it for almost
four years and it's about half a metre tall and looks healthy. Can
dwarf Australian frangipani, Hymenosporum 'Gold Nugget',
has been a bit of a disappointment for some gardeners. Although
it can grow well and form a lovely compact, bushy shrub, some individual
plants just don't seem to flower well. Sometimes one will flower
every year while another plant in the same conditions won't flower
at all and there's no obvious reason why.
In theory, if you wait
long enough it should eventually produce scented yellow flowers,
similar to its cousin, the full-sized tree form of Australian frangipani,
Hymenosporum flavum. In the meantime, don't prune it at all or you
may be removing shoots that could carry flower buds.
Gardener, Issue 197, 2006, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.