Pam - 2159 Monday, 19 January 2015
It could be a white Mandevilla
. Google this and check some of the pictures.
Marilyn - 2250 Monday, 19 January 2015
Maybe also check Plumeria
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.