20 acres of Plants, Flowers and Trees in Beautiful Waimanalo.

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Our Nursery

At the base of the Ko’olau Mountains, the Sharon’s Plants team nourish plants, flowers, vines, shrubs, and trees.  Sharon planted the first seeds on the 20-acre farm in 1978, and since then Sharon’s has flourished into one of Hawaii’s most respected plant nurseries.

African Iris

~ African Iris

This clumping, robust perennial has stiff leaves radiating up and out in a fan-shaped pattern. The flower spikes are topped with 3-inch white flowers marked with yellow and blue.  Although short-lived (about 2 days), the flowers are produced sporadically throughout the year.  Plants grow to 4 or 5 feet tall in standing water, making it ideal for water gardens and wet soil.  They reach about 2 to 3 feet in soil.  African Iris is also attractive when used as an accent planted in a shorter groundcover.

 

Golden Eldorado

~ Golden Eldorado

Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Ornamental tropical flowering shrub.  An erect, multi-branched and evergreen perennial shrub that is moderate to fast-growing

Grows easily with moderate care. It enjoys the sunny, humid and wet seasons of the tropics.  Grows best in full sun or partial sun for vibrant foliage colors. Average water requirements. However, it thrives best with regular watering, especially during the hot and dry seasons. It enjoys high humidity. Prefers well-drained and fertile loamy soils. Prune regularly to maintain preferred height and size, to encourage new growth and more blooms, as well as to keep bush dense and compact. It tolerates hard-pruning very well and should be applied to keep hedges neat and tidy. Feed once monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Generally free from diseases and pests. However, do watch out for caterpillars that feed on its leaves.

Sun Iconfull to partial sun

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Height Icon 3′ to 6 ‘

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Sharon’s will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, we will be open on Saturday November 29th.

 

Mau’uaki’aki

~ Mau’u ‘aki’aki  ~ Native

Petite native Hawaiian sedge, is cute in the garden, attractive among boulders, or container gardens.

This native sedge forms short, rounded tufts up to 10 inches high. It has light green foliage with narrow, stiff, erect blades. When flowering, a cluster of brown spikelets form on a taller stem that rises slightly above the rest of the plant.  You must touch mau’u'aki’aki to get the full effect.

Mau’u'aki’aki is strong and can tolerate the most harsh environments, including blazing sun, wind, salt and drought. No pests bother this plant.

 

Ohai Alii

~ Ohai Alii

Ceasalpinia pulcherrima

This is a very easy plant to grow.  Given full sun and well-drained soil it will perform very well.  It is not particular as to soil type as long as the soil is not waterlogged.  The ohai alii is salt and wind tolerant and quite resistant to drought stress once it is established.

Because of its Hawaiian name, this plant is often thought to be a native plant.  It isn’t native to Hawaii, though.   As a matter of fact, it isn’t known where it is actually native, but some people believe it is native to the West Indies.  It is widely planted throughout the tropics and has many common names including pride of Barbados, Barbados flower fence, dwarf poinciana, poinciana, peacock flower, red (or yellow) bird of paradise, and gold mohur.

Though it can grow to be a small tree, most people prefer to grow it as a shrub.  To achieve a shrubby growth, prune the plant hard when it is young to get many side shoots to sprout from the lower, main trunk.  Flowers form on new growth, at the ends of the branches.  By pruning regularly you can assure new growth for flower production.  The whole plant can be pruned at one time, the flowers allowed to form and fade, and pruned again all at one time.

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Water Garden 101

All you add is water….

How about a “pond in a pot” ? We have some beautiful, fragrant lilies ready for you.  Water Gardens are perfect: put a couple guppies in to eat all the bugs (especially mosquito larvae!), provide interest and display their graceful beauty.  Any water garden size creates an oasis for you and also for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and even small fish.  They nestle nicely in small spaces such as balconies or lanai, but they can also be tucked into nooks and crannies in spacious gardens.  A pond in a pot can be a terrific first gardening effort for children.  We have water garden pots, lilies and guppies!
Click this link for how to>  Water Garden 101

Albert Greenberg

~ Tropical Water Lily (Nymphaea)

Rose-yellow blooms.  Autumn Shades.

Flower shape is cup-like. Heavily mottled foliage. Very lovely fragrance.

1 GL $35.00

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Victoria Amazonica

~ Nymphaea Victoria Amazonica

 The most interesting thing about this flower is the large leaves that it creates.

The leaves can grow up to 18 inches in size and can hold up to 300 pounds, the leaves are flat before growing rims at the edge of the leaf. The leaves are strong and stiff thanks to the strong bottom of the leaves. The bottoms are covered with spines to help support the ribs. The bottom of the leaf is maroon in color.

2 to 3 GL  $100.00

Barbara Dobbins

~ Peach Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea)

Rich peach colored cup-shaped flowers of this hardy water lily pond plant are held high above the foliage even on very young plants.

This pond plant is very free flowering and the leaves are green with moderate burgundy mottling. Will do well in part shade

 

1 GL   $35.00

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Blue Aster

~ Tropical Water Lily (Nymphaea)

Has deep blue flowers and green leaves spreading 4-5 feet, is fragrant and very free flowering.

 

1  GL  $35.00

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