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Black Atro

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Black Atro

~ Black Atro  Gigantochloa atroviolecea This one of the three large clumping black bamboo. This plant has the characteristic of turning black much faster than the other two so most of the time the whole stand can be black giving it a more dramatic impact. Usable Black Timber Edible Shoots Beautiful Ornamental Collector’s Item Large Hedge Windbreak Erosion Control Hardy 55′ Tall with 4″ Culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Sun Exposure: Sun to...

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Black Asper

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Black Asper

~ Black Asper Asper var. Hitam The largest black bamboo, Black Asper is very vigorous. A most impressive giant, with highly valued timber. You will need plenty of room for this species. 100’ tall with 8” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Alphonse Karr

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Alphonse Karr

~ Alphonse Karr Bambusa multiple Very dense privacy hedge that has a ‘fountain shape. Spectacular bright yellow culms with green stripes and small delicate green leaves. Strong thin canes to 25’ with a 1″ culm diameter. A good container bamboo. It, like other forms of Bambusa multiplex, are among the best bamboos for a well lit area indoors.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Sacred Bali

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Sacred Bali

~ Sacred Bali An outstanding ornamental of rich golden, very straight culms that are mostly clean and then topped with dark green broad leaves. Clean, tidy elegant appearance and ease of maintenance. It reaches a mature height of 40′ with 3 inch culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 40 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Giant Timber

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Giant Timber

~ Oldhamii Good privacy hedge and windbreak, tight clumper. Tolerates draught.  Thin walled culms up to 55’ tall with 4” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 55 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Nastus

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Nastus

~ Nastus Sweet Shoot Nastus elatus A stunning vertical green plant with willowy thin light green leaves that hang down.  60’ tall with 4” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 60 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Mexican Weeping

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Mexican Weeping

~ Mexican Weeping Otatea acuminata aztecorum Tolerates sea spray and drought. Open clumper, solid thin canes, ornamental, easy to prune, erosion control.   20′ tall, with 1 ” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 20 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Malay Dwarf

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Malay Dwarf

~ Malay Dwarf Glaucophylla This is a very dense bamboo used for privacy hedging, for windbreaks and as an ornamental landscape focal point. Variegated leaves give a lighter green appearance. It reaches a mature height of 12-15′ tall with 1 inch culms and can be pruned to be a lower hedge.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 12-15 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Lumpy Noodle

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Lumpy Noodle

~ Lumpy Noodle vulgaris waimin Called Lumpy Noodle, this bamboo has distinct bulging inter-nodes. 16’ to 22’ tall with 3” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 16-22 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Lako

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Lako

~ Lako (Chocolate Black) Bambusa lako Beautiful ornamental for a large hedge, windbreak and for erosion control. Hardy, tolerates full sun, drought, wind and wet conditions. Up to 60’ tall, with 3 culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 60 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Hirose

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Hirose

~ Hirose Bambusa sp. ‘Hirose’ Out of all the bamboos that are available, Bambusa Hirose has the most to offer. This is a species of unknown origin. Some say it originated on the Big Island from the seeds of Bambusa oldhamii. Nonetheless, it produces very hard and large diameter timber that has undergone laboratory analysis and proven to be one of the strongest timber producers. Excellent as both a windbreak and privacy barrier. Can be planted as a easily manageable hedge. 55’ tall with 4” culms.    Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their...

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Guadua

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Guadua

~ Guadua Guadua angustafolia One of the best bamboo species in the world, often referred to as vegetal steel. No other natural resource possesses more: versatility, lightness, flexibility, endurance, hardness, strength, climatic adaptability, seismic-resistance, rapid growth, easy handling and visual warmth! Very hardy, handles rocky terrain, marginal soil, and excellent for erosion control.  Susceptible to blowing over in high winds.  White bands on nodes (not internodes) and can be very thorny with lots of sharp lethal thorns on branches and culms.  80’ tall with 8” culms.  Clumping...

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Minor

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Minor

~ Minor (Ghost Bamboo) Minor amoenus Commonly called Ghost bamboo for is frosty white appearance. This bamboo is vivid green with dark green stripes and a white powdery finish. It makes an excellent privacy hedge as well as a beautiful specimen however, its large ornamental leaves shred in high winds, so it’s recommended only for protected locations.  It grows to about 25′ and develops a 2 inch wide culm.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 25  ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Doli

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Doli

~ Doli Bambusa dolichomerithalla Tight vertical clumper with very little bottom branching thus showing off its multi-colored culms from light greenish yellow to dark green with stripes of varying shades of green, very dramatic in the landscape. It’s perfect for a privacy hedge and windbreak and reaches a height of approximately 30’ with a 2 inch culm. It has good wind tolerance.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 30 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial...

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Costa Rican Weeping

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~ Costa Rican Wheeping Chusquea coronalis An exceptionally graceful, delicate species, this Central American bamboo grows to 20 feet. Good for a hedge or low screen for the small garden. It is a moderate grower. 20’ tall with 1” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 20 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

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Chungii

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Chungii

~ Chungii (White Bamboo) Bambusa Chungii Beautiful bamboo for ornamental and is an excellent windbreak and erosion control. Grows to 30′ Tall with 2″ Thin Walled Culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Barbelatta

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Barbelatta

~ Barbelatta Bambusa var barbelatta Similar to its relative Bambusa chungii, White Bamboo, only shorter with slightly less white powder. 30’ tall with 2” thin walled culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade  

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Buddha’s Belly

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Buddha’s Belly

~ Buddha Belly Bambusa Ventricosa As the name implies, Buddha Belly is an exotic, large-caned bamboo. Canes grow very tightly together with many lower branches. If you are looking to form an impenetrable barrier or block the view of something tall, plant Buddha Belly.  The criss-crossing canes will occasionally form swollen internodes or “waists” if the plant is under stress.  Under normal conditions it just grows huge and extremely dense.  45’ tall with 2.3” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them...

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Gracilis

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in All, Privacy Plants, Tropical Bamboo | 0 comments

Gracilis

~ Gracilis (Slender Weavers) Bambusa textilis var. gracilis One of our more popular bamboos, the Gracilis is the perfect privacy hedge or windbreak. The perfect height (20-25′), perfect density and elegant simplicity with green culms and delicate green leaves. Can be hedged and shaped.  25’ tall with 1.3” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 20-25 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Before / After ...

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Textilis Bamboo

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Textilis Bamboo

~ Textilis Bambusa textilis Weavers, Wong Chuk.  A tight clumper with very erect multiple poles, that begin blue-ish, turn dark green and then ripen to gold.  Very clean at the base.  An excellent privacy hedge or striking ornamental.  40’ tall with 2” culms.  Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory, making them non-invasive. Height: 40 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Pink Stem

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in All, Colocasia & Alocasia | 0 comments

Pink Stem

~ Pink Stem Taro Colocasia esculenta Aka Pink China. The hardiest colocasia yet. Intense pink stems and giant heart shaped leaves will add interest to a patio setting or lightly shaded corner of your landscape for the summer. Colocasia like very moist conditions so a pond edge would be a perfect location too. Will tolerate full sun. Keep soil wet. Fertilize frequently, heavy feeder. Height: 4-6 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun Partial Shade

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Blue Hawaii

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Blue Hawaii

~ Blue Hawaii Colocasia esculenta Has large green leaves with prominent bluish-purple veins, an undulating bluish-purple margin, matte finish. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens. Height: 3-4 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun Partial...

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Borneo Giant

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in All, Colocasia & Alocasia | 0 comments

Borneo Giant Elephant Ear Ape – Alocasia Macrorhiza The king of all Alocasia reaches 7′- 10′ tall with leaves up to 5′ wide, this is the plant that will make the biggest impact in your tropical garden. When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light. Alocasia plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family. Fertilize this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or...

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Diamond Head

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~ Diamond Head Colocasia esculenta The big, bold, purplish black leaves of ‘Diamond Head’ have a smooth, glossy finish and are supported by semi-glossy, burgundy-colored petioles (leaf stems). This cultivar was bred by John Cho at the University of Hawaii Plant Breeding Program and also boasts increased hardiness and disease-resistance. It requires moist, organic-rich soil and will even tolerate fully saturated soils, though it does not favor stagnant soil. Height: 4-6 ft. Sun Exposure: Partial Sun

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Lime Zinger

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~ Lime Zinger Colocasia esculenta Lime Zinger’ is the lightbulb of the garden with its 2-foot-long, heart-shaped leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze. With a motto that seems to be “the hotter, the better,” this plant’s chartreuse foliage holds its color. Plants grow as if on steroids, reaching 3 to 5 feet tall with a 4- to 5-foot spread. ‘Lime Zinger’ performs well in full sun and partial shade and doesn’t mind slightly acidic, rich, moist soil. It seems to have no problems with pests or diseases. Height:  3-5 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun Partial...

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Mojito

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~ Mojito Colocasia esculenta If you’re looking to add another wild and crazy elephant ear to your garden, drink up. (pronounced “Mo-he-toe”) Named after the popular Cuban mixed drink. You must grow this plant—if only to be able to tell everyone that you have a mojito waiting for them in the garden. Its green leaves are set off by dark flecks and purple stems. The speckled patterns, splotches, and streaks vary from leaf to leaf, so no two ever look quite the same. ‘Mojito’ makes a thrilling addition to perennial beds, where its exotic form and color will add more...

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Nancy’s Revenge

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Nancy’s Revenge

~ Nancy’s Revenge Colocasia esculenta The intricate and unusual ‘Nancy’s Revenge’ is an exceptionally ornamental elephant ear that was discovered in the Caribbean by aroid enthusiast, Jerry Kranz, and named after his business partner, Nancy McDaniels. It may also be sold under the name, ‘Nancyana.’ Each striking leaf is solid green when it first emerges and eventually develops a broad, creamy colored, blotch along the central midvein that radiates into the peripheral veins. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering. Very high moisture needs;...

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Black Magic

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Black Magic

~ Black Magic Colocasia esculenta Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens. Solid purple-black 2′ long spectacular leaves…especially great for designers who love purples and blacks! Colocasia ‘Black Magic’ makes a giant clump to 6-8′ tall with a similar spread. Height: 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

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White Ginger

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in All, Ginger & Heliconia | 0 comments

~ White Ginger Hedychium coronarium White ginger, also commonly known as butterfly ginger, is a sweet-smelling perennial tropical plant. Because of the wonderful fragrance white ginger flowers give off, a sort of sweet and mildly citrusy scent, white ginger is often planted close to homes and backyard decks where their fragrance can be better appreciated. White Ginger is also suitable for container gardening.   Height: 4-6 ft. Spacing: 18-24 in. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade; Light...

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Variegated Shell Ginger

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Variegated Shell Ginger

~Shell Ginger Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’ Leafy, arching stems create a tropical effect with boldly striped foliage. Large, drooping clusters of white and pink shell-like flowers are sweetly fragrant. Can be used as an indoor specimen. Height: 6-8 ft. Spacing: 24-36 in. Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade ...

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Red Torch Ginger

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~ Red Torch Ginger Etlingera elatior This is one of the world’s most splendid flowers. The torch itself has a large red head. It will give you one of the most brilliant flowers imaginable with a dazzling mass display of bracts in a bright red cone shape. The flower is borne on a leafless stem that arises straight out of the ground. Has a smooth textured, broad, dark green leaves. Its inflorescence makes like the Red Torch Ginger a good cut flower. When the flower has finished a decorative seed head spike remains. When mature, the torch ginger blooms all year round in the...

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Red Ginger

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Red Ginger

~Red Ginger Alpinia purpurata Popular and easy to grow, ads beautiful color to your landscape. Here in Hawaii, Red Ginger is usually found growing at the edge of lowland forests, trails and roads. The flowers make beautiful, long-lasting cut flowers and are popular for tropical flower arrangements. Blooms repeatedly. Height: 4-6 ft. Spacing: 12-15 in. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light...

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Pink Torch Ginger

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Pink Torch Ginger

~ Pink Torch Ginger Etlingera elatior This is one of the world’s most splendid flowers. The torch itself has a large pink head. It will give you one of the most brilliant flowers imaginable with a dazzling mass display of bracts. The flower is borne on a leafless stem that arises straight out of the ground. Its inflorescence makes like the Pink Torch Ginger a good cut flower. When the flower has finished a decorative seed head spike remains. When mature, the torch ginger blooms all year round in the tropics. Height: 12-15 ft. Spacing: 4-6 ft; 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade;...

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Pink Ginger

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Pink Ginger

~Pink Ginger Alpinia purpurata Pink Ginger has beautiful pastel pink bracts with a darker base and white tip. Pink ginger is commonly used in cut flower arrangements, long-lasting cut flowers and are popular for tropical flower arrangements. Popular and easy to grow, blooms repeatedly. Height: 4-8 ft. Spacing: 12-15 in. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade  

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Indian Head Ginger

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Indian Head Ginger

~Indian Head Ginger Costus woodsonii A beautiful and colorful little upright ginger that is great for beds or containers with long-lasting red cone-shaped blooms on top of canes. Blooms all year. Height: 2-3 ft Spacing: 18-24 in. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade; Light...

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Blue Ginger

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~ Blue Ginger Dichorisandra thyrsiflora The Blue Ginger plant is a popular ornamental landscaping plant for the tropical outdoor garden. The plant produces attractive, three-petaled flowers that are bluish in color with small yellow centers. For those of us who are more imaginative, it may look like a bunch of grapes, except that is held upright!  This plant is suitable for growing indoors. Height: 6-8 ft. Spacing: 18-24 inches Sun Exposure: Light Shade

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Beehive Ginger

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~ Beehive Ginger Zingiberaceae Zingiber Beehive Ginger ‘Honeycomb’ as the name implies, this ginger is truly spectacular! This ginger has orange cones which age to red. The beehive shaped bracts grow from the base of the plant on short spikes in summer. The cones open to produce brown and yellow spotted flowers – the resulting combination looks like bees in a hive, giving the plant its name. The flowers slowly turn reddish with age, particularly if they get some sun. The flowers are long lasting.  Sun to Partial Shade  4-6 ft.    Regular watering, do not like to be over-watered...

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Thunbergia Mysorensis

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in All, Vines | 0 comments

Thunbergia Mysorensis

Thunbergia Mysorensis Indian Clock Vine This rare vine produces wide-mouthed flowers in the tangy yellow and red colors, reminiscent of the savory spices of its homeland in India. It blooms in clusters from winter through summer with pendulous chains from which emerge wave after wave of eye-catching flowers.

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Portadora

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in All, Colocasia & Alocasia | 0 comments

~ Alocasia Portadora Portadora is truly a spectacular upright elephant ear. It is a large, stunning, spectacular foliage with broad, wavy, scalloped leaves and will grow up to 10 feet tall. You can grow this plant in full sun to partial shade. This is truly an architectural specimen plant for any garden. When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light. Alocasia plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family. Fertilize this heavy feeder every three weeks during the...

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Bougainvillea Dr David Barry

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Bougainvillea Dr David Barry

~Dr. David Barry Large, elongated, lavender pink flower bracts are produced in large masses. Unusual color and form on this rare variety. Spectacular!  Its high tolerance for salty climates makes it a perfect selection for coastal landscaping.  These colorful plants may bloom year round.

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Dwarf Date Palm

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Dwarf Date Palm

~ Dwarf Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii This is one of the most widely used palms in landscaping in America.  Not only it can be used indoors and outdoors in variety of settings, but it also looks great in a container.  This slow growing palm grows only up to 10ft, the average is 7ft tall making it perfect for small gardens, lanai and entry...

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Fiji Fan Palm

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~Fiji Fan Palm Pritchardia pacifica One of the world’s most beautiful fan palms. It is an ornamental plant that is great for indoors or outdoors. You can’t help, but think about Hawaii by looking at this palm. This species is particularly tolerant of salty soils, making it an excellent choice for planting along the coasts in the tropics.

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Fishtail Palm

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~Fishtail Palm Caryota mitis This moderately fast growing palm can get up to 10 – 20 ft tall and 5-10 ft wide. Can also be grown indoors, does best in shaded areas.

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Foxtail Palm

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~Foxtail Palm Wodyetia bifurcata The Foxtail palm has gained popularity because it is very durable and will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions like alkaline limestone soils and rocky sands. It has a deep root system that helps it to withstand high winds and makes it easier to tolerate drought. The Foxtail Palm can also grow indoors.

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Johannesteijsmannia (Joey) Palm

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~Johannesteijsmannia Palm Johannesteijsmannia altifrons Also known as the Joey Palm, this is an exotic palm with large undivided green leaves that will make any area or landscape feel much more tropical.  This evergreen has no trunk.  Striking diamond shaped fronds emerge right from the ground.  The leaves are large and can get up to 10ft long.

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Kentia Palm

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~Kentia Palm Howea forsteriana By far the most popular indoor palm because of its durability and elegant appearance.  The Kentia Palm Tree doesn’t require much maintenance and can easily adapt to a wide ranges of soil conditions. The Kentia Palms grow more quickly as singles than in the plant groupings. Slow Grower.

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Red Sealing Wax Palm

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~Red Sealing Wax Palm Cyrtostachys renda Also known as the Lipstick Palm. Considered to be rare and exotic because of the time it takes for a seed to germinate and palm availability. The sealing wax palm needs high humidity, a lot of water, and is not tolerant of drought or wind. It is definitely a collectors palm and is one of the most beautiful and sought-after palms in the world. Its striking red crown shaft creates a nice contrast with its luxuriant bright green fronds. I think it is a must-have for any tropical...

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Loulu Palm

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~Loulu Palm Pritchardia Sp. The only native palms to Hawaii.  There are species which grow throughout the state in a wide variety of environments.  Some reach heights of 50 feet while others stay small.  They all have columnar trunks with fan like leaves.  Though they may be slow growing while young, once established, they will surprise you.  A beautiful specimen plant, loulu deserves to be planted as it is our only native palm.

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Macarthur Palm

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~Macarthur Palm Ptychosperma macarthurii This is one of the two most common Ptychospermas in cultivation.  It is found throughout the tropical world being used in malls, parking lots, indoors and in many gardens.  It is fast growing and can be grown indoors.  Not very drought tolerant. There are no major insect or disease problems.

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Majesty Palm

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~Majesty Palm Ravenea rivularis A very shade tolerant palm that will reach 10′ in height very quickly. It grows and looks best situated under a canopy of tall trees. Its greatest drawback is its requirement to be fertilized frequently to maintain a healthy green color. This is very easy to grow plant if your growing it outside. If you live in Hawaii you can plant it and forget about it. No maintenance, just fertilize.

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Manila Palm

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~Manila Palm Veitchia merrillii Also known as the Christmas Palm Tree, is one of the most popular palms in Hawaii. It has a lot of similar characteristics with Royal Palm Tree and sometimes is even called dwarf royal palm. Manila Palm Trees are much smaller and are easier to manage in comparison to the Royal Palm Trees. Manila Palm Tree is great for indoors, give it plenty of light.

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Metallic Palm

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~Matallic Palm Chamaedorea metallica This palm has a foliage with a dark metallic blue-green sheen hence the common name Metallic Palm. This palm is usually planted in a group of two or three. This is slow growing small palm that is perfect for small landscapes. It can also tolerate low lights making it perfect for indoors.

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Mexican Fan Palm

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~Mexican Fan Palm Washingtonia robusta Is a very popular indoor and outdoor palm because of its striking appearance and cold hardiness which makes it a great choice for landscape. This is a drought resistant and inexpensive palm that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.

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Parlor Palm

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~Parlor Palm Chamaedorea elegans It is a small slow growing palm great for small gardens. It also one of the best indoor plants. This palm is very easy to grow and maintain. New shoots may appear at the base of the plant. They give it a dense appearance, and may be used for propagation.

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Prichardia Hillebrandii

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~Prichardia Hillebrandii Dwarf Blue Palm.   A pretty robust grower, it has large, only slightly divided leaves that don’t droop much, if at all. It loves water, but doesn’t require a ton of it. This palm can do great in full sun near the coast but prefers some shade inland.

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Princess Palm

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~Princess Palm Dictyosperma album Known for its ability to withstand hurricane winds. The Princess Palm Tree has a similar appearance as The King Palm. This is a very elegant graceful palm that likes warm humid weather and will be a great addition to any landscape. You can also grow it indoors. Slow grower.

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Queen Palm

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~Queen Palm Syagrus romanzoffiana One of the most popular palms in tropical and subtropical climates because of its beautiful appearance and low maintenance. Groupings of three or more Queen Palms provide soft filtered sunlight perfect for shade gardens. It is also worth mentioning, that Queen Palm tree has a shallow root-base and is known for falling during high winds and hurricanes.

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Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

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Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

~Dutchman’s Pipe Aristolochia macrophylla Great Butterfly Plant That Gives Shade and Hides Eyesores Beautiful foliage, unusual flowers, freedom from pests and ease of growth.  The flowers make a great conversation piece, it has such luxuriously dense attractive foliage and makes a great screen.   It is especially good at covering chain link and other wire; it’s also nice growing up a trellis on the patio or near an entry where the striking flowers can be seen at eye level.  This rugged robust vine also does well in...

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Hala Tree

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~ Hala Tree Pandanus tectorius A small tree growing 20 to 30 feet in height and from 15 to 35 feet in diameter. The trunk is stout and the branches grow at wide angles to it. It has distinctive long blade-like leaves (lau hala) about 2 inches wide and over 2 feet long.  An excellent plant for poor, salty or sandy soils in hot and windy areas.  Hala is great to stabilize sandy soil along coastal and beach front properties where salt spray may kill most other plants. Full Sun 20′ to 30′ height Low water...

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Heaven Scent Gardenia

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~Heaven Scent Gardenia jasminoides ‘Madga Fragrant, blooms all year. Large thick glossy leaves. Easy to grow. A superb evergreen landscape accent or container plant for courtyards or lanai. Height: 4-6 ft. Full Sun to Partial Shade. Fertilize with fertilizer for acid loving plants.

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Sharon’s Bromeliads

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Sharon’s Bromeliads

Sharon’s Bromeliads On the link below you will find a list of the Bromeliads Sharon has hybridized.  Amazing the amount of time and dedication she has put into these beautiful masterpieces!  Scroll through, click on a picture to enlarge.  If you have trouble with opening, send us an email  sharonsplants@hawaii.rr.com or give us a call (808) 259-7137. Important note to Architects’, attached Bromeliads are of limited availability, please do not use for job specifications. Mahalo. Access Bromeliad Photo File Learn About Bromeliads BromeliadCare and Cultivation More About...

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How to Plant & Fertilize a Fruit Tree

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How To Plant A Fruit Tree For a 3 gallon bag size dig a hole 18″ round and 24″ deep.  Make sure the hole has adequate water drainage.  Mix thoroughly 2 to 3 pounds of well composted manure and 1 cup dolomite lime and 1/2 cup treble superphosphate into the soil dug from the hole.  Cinders up to 33% in volume may be added to help with drainage.  Organic matter such as Macadamia husks, wood chips, or compost may be added up to 33% by volume.  Gently remove the plastic bag from the root ball, by cutting off the bottom of the bag or pot with a knife, and set the tree into the hole. Then...

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Mau’uaki’aki

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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 spike lets 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.

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Areca Palm

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~Areca Palm Chrysalidocarpus lutescens The Areca palm is a low maintenance plant and a fast grower. A very popular indoor plant that can also be used outdoors.  It is great for creating a natural privacy wall or privacy fence.  The graceful Areca Palm tends to grow in clumps. The adult plant can reach 25 feet or more in height with a spread of 5-10...

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Bamboo Palm

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~Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea seifrizii This small graceful palm that is commonly used in landscapes and indoor decoration.  The Chamaedorea seifrizii is a multi-trunk palm that grows in clusters without forming a crown shaft.  It is usually clumped together to form a shrub-like specimen.  Bamboo Palm Tree doesn’t require heavy watering and as most palm trees likes well drained soil.  

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Bismarckia Palm

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~Bismarckia Palm Bismarckia nobilis  Low Maintenance Palm, it is a massive palm that will give dramatic effect to any landscape. This palm can be used as a focal point or for nice shade and screening.

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Blue Hesper Palm

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~Blue Hesper Brahea armata This stunning palm would be a great focal point for any landscape. Can also be grown indoors in a container. The Blue Hesper Palm has single gray trunk which is topped with beautiful silvery-blue fan shaped fronds.  It requires some maintenance; if the dead leaves are not trimmed or dropped off they form a brown skirt.  Does not require a lot of water but prefers moist well drained soil.  It will tolerate salty...

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Bottle Palm

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~Bottle Palm Hyophorbe lagenicaulis This palm is easy to grow and maintain. It gets its name from bottle shaped trunk. Great for indoors or small outside garden.

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Chamaedorea Falcifera Palm

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Chamaedorea Falcifera Palm

~Chamaedorea Falcifera Palm Chamaedorea seifrizii Name means “gift on the ground”.  The falcifera is no exception and may be one of the hardiest yet.  If you’re looking for a workhorse palm, look no further.    Falcifera tolerates draught, will go anywhere you might place a Bamboo Palm.  Has the ability to endure slightly darker environments.  Its elegantly paired leaves, natural sheen, and slight arching foliage add a new and fresh texture to our...

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Coconut Palm

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~Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Coconut, one of the most popular palms in the world because of its fruits “coconuts”. Coconut oil is used for cooking and in a wide range of beauty products. The Coconut Palms may live as long as 100 years, producing fruits for 80 years. Leaves are large, about 18ft long and 6ft wide. Flowers in about 6-10 years and are followed by fruits called “coconuts”. It grows best in the moist well drained soil but can tolerate...

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Royal Palm

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~Royal Palm Roystonea oleracea Royal Palm Trees are popular in many warm, coastal landscapes.  The grace and beauty of a Royal Palm makes it a popular tree along the streets of many cities.  Often they are used in the islands of large parking lots or in medians.  Nothing says “tropical” like the majestic Royal Palm. Height: 60 – 70 ft tall    Sun Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun

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Teddy Bear Palm

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~Teddy Bear Palm Dypsis leptocheilos or Neodypsis lastelliana A very elegant palm known for its unique trunk with a distinctive reddish-colored fuzzy crown shaft.  It can grow indoors or outdoors. Height: 20 – 30 ft tall and 15 -20 ft wide  Sun Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun

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Travelers Palm

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~Travelers Palm Ravenala madagascariensis One of the most recognizable palm trees in the world for its spectacular fronds that range in color from orange to yellow to green.  It can adapt to a wide range of soils.  Travelers Palm Tree can create a wonderful shaded area in the yard or by the pool.  Leaves resemble those of the banana and are symmetrically grouped, giving the tree the aspect of a hand fan.  High winds can shred the leaves giving them a feather like appearance.  Leaf stems can store a lot of rain water that can be used as an emergency drinking supply during drought.  There...

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Triangle Palm

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~Triangle Palm Dypsis decaryi A very striking palm known for its arranged leaves that form a triangle. This palm is a great ornamental plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors, in the open to show its unique shape. It does not require a lot of water so make sure you let the soil dry between watering and provide good drainage. Height: 10 – 20 ft tall and 10-15 ft wide Sun Exposure: Full Sun (best) to Partial Shade

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Yellow Ginger

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~ Yellow Ginger Hedychium flavescens A large yellow flowered herb that is similar to the white ginger and occurs both wild and cultivated in Hawaii.  Yellow ginger lily is a colorful, easy-to-care-for perennial. It prefers full sun and moist soil and can successfully be planted in a container. This large, upright tropical produces lance-shaped green leaves, crowned with scented spikes of light yellow flowers. Height: 6-8 ft. Spacing: 15-18 in. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial...

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Green Gold Avocado

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Green Gold Avocado

~Green Gold Avocado A cultivar developed by the UH, considered by many to be superior to the Sharwil. Has a long and heavy bearing season (January-April, or longer). Medium size, pear-shaped fruit with a small seed, high oil content, and a rough green-gold skin. Type A.

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Murashige Avocado

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Murashige Avocado

~Murashige Avocado A Hawaii selection, which is a regular, heavy bearer with fruit ripe in late spring and early summer. The fruit is large, pear shape, with a small seed and a dark green skin. It has excellent flavor but ripe fruit does not store well.

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Sharwil Avocado

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Sharwil Avocado

~Sharwil Avocado Most popular with commercial growers. Has a long and heavy bearing season throughout the winter months (November-February). Medium size, pear-shaped fruit with a small seed, high oil content, and a green rough skin. ‘Sharwil’ is a most amazingly consistent bearer.

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Calamondin Lime

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Calamondin Lime

~Calamondin Lime Is a small upright and bushy tree with many attractive, bright orange small fruits all through the year. The flesh is orange, tart and very juicy. It can be used just as you would use any lime and has a distinct delicious flavor. The tree is easy to prune as a bush and can be containerized for many years in a large pot on the lanai. It is enjoyed for its fragrant blossoms and fruit that cover the tree several times a year.

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Tahiti Lime

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Tahiti Lime

~Tahitian Lime Also known as ‘Bearss Lime’ is a medium sized, vigorous tree that bears fruit about ten months of the year. The fruit is seedless, juicy and a prolific, dependable bearer. The skin of the fully ripe fruit will turn slightly yellow, but the juicy flesh inside is green, and has a true acid lime flavor. The dark green leaves and almost constant flowering make the ‘Tahitian’ lime an excellent orchard tree or container plant for the lanai. The consistent fragrant flowering and fruiting is a nice bonus.

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Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf

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Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf

~Meyer Lemon Is popular for its unique mild, juicy flavor and its almost year round fruit production. The small spreading trees have almost constant flowers and fruit and making it an excellent dooryard tree or potted fruiting tree for a sunny lanai. The ‘Meyer Lemon’ is very adaptable and can be grown in nearly every location in Hawaii. Fruits are large and round with smooth thin skin. It is such a heavy producer that tree does not grow large.

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Valencia Orange

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Valencia Orange

~Valencia Orange Is the standard “juice” orange. It is also called the ‘Kona’ Orange’, as it began its life in Hawaii in Kona. It is the most widely grown orange in the world. ‘Valencia’ Oranges are very productive. The fruit is delicious, seedless and make wonderful juice and are delicious fresh eating.

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Washington Navel Orange

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Washington Navel Orange

~Washington Navel Orange Is the most common and prolific orange in Hawaii. The tree is medium size with a round crown of dense, dark green leaves. The fruit is large and distributed throughout the tree. The seedless fruit has a delicious, rich juicy flavor.

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Water Garden 101

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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....

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Chandler Pummelo

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Chandler Pummelo

~Chandler Pummelo A hybrid selection released in 1961 with a sweet, pleasant flavor. The skin is yellow with a slight blush. The flesh is pink or red, and sweet. It is ripe in the winter months and produces best in the sunny lowlands.

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Clementine Tangerine

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Clementine Tangerine

~Clementine Tangerine Is easy to peel, usually seedless, and ripens in the winter and spring months. The fruit is rich and very sweet and juicy. Trees prefer a coastal lowland climate for best fruit quality and production. It is a vigorous grower and comes into bearing early. The fruit achieves good color here.

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Temple Tangor

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Temple Tangor

~Temple Tangor Is a cross of orange and tangerine. It has the rounder look of an orange (often referred to as ‘Temple Orange’) and the ease of peeling and tenderness of a Tangerine (also called ‘Royal Mandarin’). The fruit is ripe in winter and spring and has a spicy-sweet flavor.

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Minneola Tangelo

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Minneola Tangelo

~Minneola Tangelo Is a fabulous fruit! The flavor is excellent, sweet/ tart, aromatic and rich. It makes excellent juice, as the fruit extremely juicy, and somewhat difficult to peel in our climate. The large orange fruit is ripe in the fall and winter months and tends to bear regularly and heavy. The Minneola is a cross of Tangerine and Grapefruit.

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Honey Tangerine

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Honey Tangerine

~Honey Tangerine Has a sweet delicious, somewhat spicy flavor and is very juicy. There are a few seeds and the fruit will hold on the tree very well when fully ripe. It is a vigorous, upright and productive grower with the fruit being held on the outermost ends of the branches. The fruit is medium sized and can be small if there is a heavy crop. The fruit is ripe usually in mid-winter through spring.

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African Iris

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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 ground cover.

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Song of India

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Song of India

~ Song of India The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) which has become a popular house plant. This tree like plant is fairly easy to grow and maintain like others from this genus, although it does require high humidity levels. Here in Hawaii, variegated Song of India is a popular landscaping plant for tropical gardens. The plants are propagated by stem cuttings. The leaves and leafy twigs can be used in tropical flower arrangements. Perennial, Evergreen, Tree, Shrub Hawaii Native Status: Cultivated. This ornamental garden plant, houseplant, and...

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Yellow Caribaea

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Yellow Caribaea

~ Yellow Caribaea Heliconias are attractive tropical plants with banana-like leaves and beautiful, long lasting inflorescences composed of showy bracts which contain the true flowers. Grows well in partial shade to full sun.  Plant habit is erect, from 8-10 feet tall.  The inflorescence is an attractive solid yellow color, sometimes developing a red flushing or spotting, especially as the bracts age. Height:  8-10 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light...

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Rhapis Palm

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Rhapis Palm

~ Rhapis excelsa Rhapis Palms are great as indoor plants and like most good indoor plants, they are most successful in semi-shaded parts of the garden and indoors. It’s low light requirements make it a common feature in malls and offices.  The Lady Palm is slow growing and so can remain in the same pot for many years.

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Manila Palm

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Manila Palm

~ Veitchia merrillii Also known as the Christmas palm tree is a slender tree perfect for small yard landscaping. The Manila palm, will rise to a height of 15-20 feet. This palm tree performs well when planted in containers.  It makes a good indoor palm tree as long as it gets enough light. (Landscapers, ask for volume pricing)

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Pele Dracaena

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Pele Dracaena

~Dracaena Dracaenas are some of the most popular plants used in homes and offices today. They require little effort, thriving on low to medium light, very little humidity, and not much water. These exceptionally easy care attractive plants also clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.

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Lisa Dracaena

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~Dracaena Dracaenas are some of the most popular plants used in homes and offices today. They require little effort, thriving on low to medium light, very little humidity, and not much water. These exceptionally easy care attractive plants also clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.  

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Dracaena Compacta

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Dracaena Compacta

~ Dracaena Deremensis Compact, dark green leaves make this an attractive plant in any setting. A favorite in homes and offices because they’re reliable growers in minimal light, poor humidity, and wide ranging temperatures. The intriguing contemporary interior...

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Anthuriums

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~Anthuriums They make lovely gifts because of their exotic-looking blooms. Anthurium is a dramatic tropical flower. They clean the air we breathe. Their large, dark leaves suck up ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene. They do well in low light and indoors.

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Kentia Palm

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~ Kentia Palm Howea forsteriana Kentia is one of the most beautiful and popular indoor palm trees. It is also one of the most expensive indoor palm trees because of its elegant tropical look and slow growth rate. The plant is also called the Mercedes of the palm world. The Kentia Palm has been used for indoor decorating since the Victorian era. This plant will create a tropical atmosphere, make your house beautiful and give life to the...

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Areca Palm

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~ Areca Palm Chrysalidocarpus lutescens The Areca Palm is a very popular indoor palm tree. It will accent your decor and bring the feel of the tropics into your home. It also adds moisture to the air and removes all environmental toxins.

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Tropic Fleur

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Tropic Fleur

~ Tropic Fleur Tropic fleur heliconia are tall, yellow to peach pastel colored upright flowers found throughout Hawaii. The edges of the bracts are reddish and the flower sometimes thought to resemble bird of paradise. This heliconia reaches a height from 6-8 feet and is a profuse year round bloomer. Height: 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade.  

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Sexy Pink

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~ Sexy Pink Heliconia Heliconia Chartcea One of the nicest hanging heliconias, ‘Sexy Pink’ has a hot pink rachis fading into frosty pink bracts with delicate pale greenish white borders. It is a medium sized heliconia, reaching 6-7 feet tall. The leaves and inflorescences are covered with a white waxy bloom, and the leaves have a very characteristic shredded look.  Blooms throughout the year. Height: 6-7 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial...

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Rostrada (hanging)

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~ Heliconia Rostrada This traditional and most recognized heliconia is called Pendula Lobster Claw. Blooms are pendulous or hanging up to 3 feet in length with striking red and yellow bracts. Blooms all year.  5 to 10 feet in height.  In pots will flower at 5 to 6 feet tall. Full sun to 50% shade. Height: 5-10 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial...

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Red Caribaea

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Red Caribaea

~ Red Caribaea The flowers of this species are actually highly modified leaves and bracts in the shapes of a lobster claws and a deep, rich red color. Flower height is 9 to15 in.  Foliage is banana like with waxy white coating on stems and lower midrib. Height: 6-15 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade

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Rainbow

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~ Rainbow Heliconia Heliconia wagneriana The flowers of this species are actually highly modified leaves and bracts in the shapes of a lobster claws. The bracts are somewhat variable, bright red areas cover most of the cheek and it is surrounded by pale green along the lip keel and tip with yellow areas at the base. Blooms all year. Foliage is banana like. Height: 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade

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Pinky

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Pinky

~ Heliconia Psittacorum A vigorous plant and prolific bloomer, 3-4 feet tall. Can grow in partial shade to full sun. Bracts are hot pink toward the tips, becoming yellowish toward the rachis.  The true flowers are pale yellow with a dark green tip. Height: 3-4 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade.

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Orange Claw

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~ Orange Claw Heliconia They all have upright, long lasting flowers, and are excellent as specimen plants in the tropical garden or large greenhouse, and as cut flowers for large arrangements. Height:  6-14 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade.

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Lobster Claw

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~ Lobster Claw Heliconia Heliconias are attractive tropical plants with banana-like leaves and beautiful, long lasting.  This the traditional and most recognized Heliconia.  If exotic plants are your game, then lobster claw is sure to be a home run in your landscape. Height: 6-14 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade.

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Lady Di

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Lady Di

~ Heliconia Psittacorum A vigorous plant and prolific year-round bloomer, 2-3 feet tall. Can grow in partial shade to full sun. Bracts are solid red, becoming pinkish toward the rachis.  The true flowers are pale yellow with a dark green tip. Height: 2-3 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial...

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Hot Rio Nights

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Hot Rio Nights

~ Hot Rio Nights Heliconia ‘Hot Rio Nights’ has a beautiful solid red flower. The plant is a vigorous grower and bloomer, erect and clumping, Can grow in partial shade to full sun. Blooms throughout the year. Height: 8-10 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade.

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Guadaloupe

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Guadaloupe

~ Heliconia psittacorum The flowers are abundant and are red with orange edging that open into a spiral shape. The sepals inside the bracts are fanned upright and have green tips which makes the entire flower structure unique and extremely attractive. It performs very nicely in containers. A very beautiful smaller sized and rich flowering Heliconia. Height: 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light...

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Golden Torch

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~ Heliconia Psittacorum ‘Golden Torch’ is a very productive and vigorous plant. Grows well in partial shade to full sun. Plant habit is erect, from 5-6 feet tall. Blooms year round. Easy to flower in a pot. Height: 5-6 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade.

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Fat Lat

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~ Heliconia Latispatha ‘Fat Lat’ is a beautiful medium sized heliconia, about 6-7 feet tall. It has bright orange-red bracts suffused with lighter orange, with an orange rachis. Grows well in sun to partial shade. Height: 6-7 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade.

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Cream Caribaea

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~ Heliconia Caribaea Cream’ is a light yellow form of Heliconia caribaea. Grows well in partial shade to full sun. Plant habit is erect, from 8-10 feet tall. The bracts are a pale yellow color, becoming deeper yellow toward the rachis. Height: 8-10 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade; Light Shade

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Cotton Candy

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Cotton Candy

~ Heliconia Psittacorum A smaller heliconia, Cotton has pink and yellow flower bracts. They are exotic and abundant bloomers all year long. The flower or inflorescence of the Heliconia stays almost constant, and may last from several days to several months. Heliconias like places with a lot of water, rich soil, and sunlight. Height: 3-4 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial Shade

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Collinsiana (hanging)

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~ Heliconia Collinsiana This tropical features large, long leaves that resemble banana leaves. The flowers are beautiful, red hanging bracts. The leaves and flowers are covered in a wax coating that acts as a natural defense against pesky insects. They grow to usually 6 to 8 feet tall. They need rich well-drained soil, and make great container plants. Height: 6-8 ft. Sun Exposure: Full Sun; Sun to Partial...

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Crown Flower

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Vetiver Grass (photo shows newly planted)

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False Heather

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Huapala Vine

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~Hua Pala Vine Pyrostegia venusta  With its brilliant orange flowers, the Hua Pala is ideal for growing over a pergola or a sturdy fence.  The higher the support the better, as the flowers can hang down for the best effect.  As well as the brilliant floral display, the plant also has interesting foliage, with twisting climbing tendrils.  This tendril is the plants climbing mechanism.  It is one of the most spectacular flowering vines in cultivation. It is popular with hummingbirds.   Toxic to...

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Lollipop

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Lollipop

~Lollipop Tall, shrub plant that stems that are each tipped with brightly colored flowers, popular as landscape plants that bloom nearly non-stop all year. Grows in containers for courtyards or lanai. Also known as the Shrimp Plant. Always in flower and easy to grow. 18″-24″  Full Sun to Partial Shade

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Firecracker Plant

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~Firecracker

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Society Garlic

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~Society Garlic

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Variegated Rhoeo or Oyster Plant

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~Rhoeo Oyster Plant

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Regular Mondo Grass

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~Mondo Grass

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Purple Spider

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~Purple Spider Lily

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Pohinahina

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Pink Asystasia

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Pink Asystasia

~Pink Asystasia

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Peterpan Agapanthus

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~Peterpan Agapanthus

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Nora Grant Ixora

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Nora Grant Ixora

~Nora Grant Ixora

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Biew Kiew Longan

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Biew Kiew Longan

~Biew Kiew Longan Longans are usually eaten fresh but are also dried, canned, or made into delicious dessert sauces and sorbets. It is a delicious, juicy fruit with a very sweet flavor, and a single seed. It is a large spreading tree which is easily managed with annual pruning. It produces best below 2000’. ‘Biew Kiew’ is a popular commercial variety. It has large sweet fruit, bears well and has a good shelf life. ‘Sri Champoo’ is another recommended variety. It has large beautiful, sweet fruit, but not the shelf life of the ‘Biew Kiew’.

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Monstera

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Monstera

~Monstera

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Dwarf Apple Banana

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Dwarf Apple Banana

~BANANA ’DWARF APPLE’ In Hawaii there are many varieties. The ‘Dwarf Apple’ is a popular fresh eating banana in Hawaii. Known for its tart, sweet flavor, thin skin and wind resistance, it is also the best banana to dry, as it does not brown in the process. It has a long shelf life.

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Kaimana Lychee

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Kaimana Lychee

~Kaimana Lychee Lychee is one of Hawaii’s most popular fruits. The season is short and the red sweet fruit is savored by everyone. The Lychee is fresh out of hand but can be dried or used in desserts. The large beautiful trees thrive in a moist rocky soil and little fertilizer once they reach fruiting age. Lychee need to be protected from strong winds, and can be easily managed in height and shape with annual pruning after harvest. There are several popular varieties that do well here. The ‘Kaimana’ is the most popular cultivar because of its consistent bearing habits and high fruit...

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Spathiphyllum

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~Spathiphyllum

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Spider Lily

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Spider Lily

~Spider Lily

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Mangosteen

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Mangosteen

~Mangosteen The “Queen of Fruits,” Mangosteen is a round, purple-brown, smooth, thick-skinned fruit. The fruit is apple-sized, white fleshed and considered the most delicious fruit in the world. The slow growing trees require tropical conditions, needing plenty of moisture and protection from wind. The trees take between 7-12 years to fruit, depending on care and location.

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Mulberry

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Mulberry

~Mulberry The abundant fruit of this fantastic tree is about one inch long, dark purple when ripe, sweet and tasty. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh and can easily be made into jams, pie fillings or colorfully added to a fruit salad. The trees thrive in most locations here and can be maintained in a bush fashion with ease. They fruit more abundantly after each trimming, as the berry is borne on the new growth.

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Variegated Liriope

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~Variegated Liriope

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Walking Iris

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~Walking Iris Neomarica gracilis Commonly called walking iris or Apostle plant. After flowering, a new plant starts to form on the end of the flower stalk. The weight of the developing plant causes the stalk to bend over and touch the ground, where the plantlet will take root. This is were it gets it name walking iris as it walks through the landscape. This happens only if the environment is just right and is a slow process.

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Pulasan

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Pulasan

~Pulasan Pulasan is closely related to rambutan. The fruit is generally sweeter than rambutan and has a berry like flavor. Instead of soft hairs like rambutan, the fruit has soft short ‘spines’. It is tropical in its requirements, growing best out of the wind with a warm moist climate.

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Agave

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Agave

~Agave

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Azalea

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~Azalea

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Bougainvillea Hedge

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Bougainvillea Hedge

~Bougainvillea Hedge

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Bromeliad

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Bromeliad

~Bromeliad

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Green/Blue Jade Vine

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Green/Blue Jade Vine

~Jade Vine

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Bromeliad

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Bromeliad

~Bromeliad

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Soursop

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Soursop

~Soursop The fruit, contrary to its name, is sweet. It is eaten fresh or chilled and is often made into a juice. The juice can be mixed with wine or brandy. The small tree bears the large fruit directly on the trunk and large branches.

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Croton

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Croton

~Croton   Known for their bold, tropical foliage, crotons are perennial evergreen shrubs. Not only can these plants be grown outdoors, but some cultivars can be raised as decorative houseplants as well. The beautiful leaves of the croton are also used to enhance floral arrangements. This plant will draw attention with its stunning color and make a bold statement in your house or yard. Characteristics Grown for their fantastically marked leaves; crotons (Codiaeum variegatum) come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors which include reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, purple, greens, and...

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Yellow Bush Galphimia

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Yellow Bush Galphimia

~Yellow Bush Galphimia

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Dwarf Mondograss

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Dwarf Mondograss

~Dwarf Mondo Grass

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White Mountain Apple

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White Mountain Apple

~Mountain Apple Mountain Apple, whether the ‘Red’ or ‘White’ variety, are delicious fresh eating fruits and grown easily in most backyards. The trees can get large and produce abundant fruit several times a year. The ‘Red’ variety is easier to market as it does not show blemishes to the skin. The ‘White’ variety will turn slightly pink if left on the tree until fully ripe. The flowers appear directly on the trunk and branches and soon fall, carpeting the ground a beautiful crimson red or snow white.

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Excel Mango

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Excel Mango

~Excel Mango A high-quality Hawaii selection that bears regularly in July and August. Fruits average about a pound with very little fiber and a very thin seed. Trees are upright, slow growing and medium sized and are best planted in dry areas only.

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Haden Mango

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Haden Mango

~Haden Mango The spicy excellent flavor and good color of ‘Haden’ makes it a long-time favorite in Hawaii. Fruits are ready to harvest June-July, averaging between 16-24 ounces. ‘Haden’ tends towards a vigorous, spreading habit and alternate bearing (fruits every other year). It is best suited for dry areas only.

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Orange Bulbine

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Orange Bulbine

~Bulbine Orange Stalked Bulbine, bulbine frutescens. A succulent ground-cover, has narrow fleshy bright green foot-long leaves, arranged in opposite rows to form open rosettes and spreads by rhizomes to create 2 to 3 foot wide clumps. Orange flowers are 6-petaled and star-like with frilly yellow stamens atop long stalks that rise above the foliage and bloom all year. No known pest problems. Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil, provide occasional to very little irrigation. Evergreen and hardy. Looks much like a low shrub, makes this a well rounded landscape plant! Evergreen,...

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Succulents

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Succulents

Caring for Succulents, Succulents (common name) are booming in popularity for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible. Technically, a succulent is any plant with thick, fleshy (succulent) water storage organs. Succulents store water in their leaves, their stems or their roots. These plants have adapted to survive arid conditions throughout the world. As a group, succulents include some of the most well-known plants, such as the aloe and agave, and many almost unknown plants. Succulents make excellent display plants in dish gardens. No matter what kind of succulent...

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R2 E2 Mango

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R2 E2 Mango

~R2 E2 Mango A smooth skinned golden fruit with a red blush that tends to be oblong shaped with a very small seed. It bears a regular heavy crop of fruits 16 to 24 ounces that are rich, melting and spicy with no fiber.  It prefers to be planted in dry areas.

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Satsuma Tangerine

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Satsuma Tangerine

~SATSUMA TANGERINE Is a seedless variety. The reddish-orange fruit is medium sized and somewhat flattened at the stem end. The sweet and juicy fruits are usually ripe in the winter months. It is a small spreading tree with an open canopy and dark green foliage that loves the higher elevations in Hawaii, but does equally well in the moist low lands.

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Prince Kuhio Vine

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Prince Kuhio Vine

~ Prince Kuhio Vine Ipomea horsfalliae A Jamaican native that bears clusters of flaring red tubular flowers in late winter and spring. Named after Hawaii’s Prince Kuhio. Outstanding vine for trellises. The blossoms are a true cardinal red and the vine reaches for whatever it can grab hold of.  This is a very graceful, airy vine. It blooms profusely throughout the summer and the red, trumpet-shaped flowers are big favorites of...

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Watermelon Palm

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~Watermelon Palm Chambeyronia macrocarpa Exotic palm tree with bright red leaflet that emerges among dark green feathery fronds.  Because of the red leaflet, this palm has is commonly called Flame Thrower Palm or Blushing Palm.  Is also a great indoor palm. Height: 10 – 20 ft tall and 15-20 ft wide      Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

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Wedding Palm

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~Wedding Palm Lytocaryum weddellianum An absolutely gorgeous smaller palm, appropriately dubbed, the Miniature Coconut, due to its resemblance to the common coconut, both in its diminutive feather leaves and smallish coconut like fruit.  The roughly 1 inch round seeds of these are actually edible, and do taste much like the white meat of a coconut.  A wonderful plant to grow either indoors or outdoors and is excellent as a potted plant. Height:  6-8  ft tall         Sun Exposure:  Shade to Partial...

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Plumeria Pudica

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Plumeria Pudica

~ Plumeria Pudica Bridal Bouquet.  Perfect accent plant for small yard or patio, this plant blooms year-round, almost non-stop.  Rare species and beautiful this plumeria is evergreen, never drops leaves, and looks very tropical and ornamental.  Large clusters of bright white 3″ flowers with small yellow or pink centers cover this tree as a beautiful bouquet, hence the common name.  Growth habit: medium sized tree with profuse branching, growth is rapid and upright. Leaves are dark green and unique fiddle-shaped, or spoon-shaped.  Can be planted in ground in zones 9-11, or...

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Plumeria Tree

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~ Plumeria Typically grows as a small tree that reaches a height of about 30 feet and achieves a similar canopy width, though size and compactness varies by cultivar. Leaves are typically glossy green but may be dull and range from 8 to 12 inches long and 2 to 4 inches wide. Some plumeria lose leaves during winter, but hybrids of round. Most petaled flowers from early spring through fall. Flower color varies between cultivars and may be red, yellow, pink, white or...

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Ashoka Tree

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Ashoka Tree

~ Polyalthia longifolia A lofty evergreen tree, native to India, commonly planted due to its effectiveness in alleviating noise pollution. It exhibits symmetrical pyramidal growth with willowy weeping pendulous branches and long narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins. The tree is known to grow over 30 ft in height but can be topped. In spring the tree is covered with delicate star-like pale green flowers. The flowers are not conspicuous due to their color. Common names include False Ashoka, Mast tree, and green champa. Methanolic extracts of Polyalthia longifolia have yielded 20 known...

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Autograph Tree

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~ Autograph Tree Clusia rosea  This tree tolerates salt areas, care should be used when planting in wet non-salt air area’s as this tree is known to be invasive.  Small or medium sized tree, sometimes to 30 ft, but usually only 10-15ft, producing pretty white flowers. The Autograph tree was brought into Hawai’i as an ornamental plant.  The tree has an apple sized green fruit.  As the fruit dries, it opens at one end and disperses tiny red seeds.  The fruit drops to the ground and turns into a hard star shape that is quite attractive.  The Autograph tree gets its common name...

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Bombax Ceiba Tree

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~ Bombax Ceiba Commonly known as Red Cotton Tree.  This is a tropical tree and has a straight tall trunk.  The trunk is full of heavy thorns.  The fruit, which reaches an average of 13 cm in length, is light-green in color in immature fruits; brown in mature fruits and looks like a capsule, when ripe it contains white fabrics like cotton.  Its seeds are poisonous.  Although this is a tropical forest tree but most often it is planted in the park and beside the road for its beauty.  It is widely planted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malay, China, Hong Kong and...

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Cinnamon Tree

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Cinnamon Tree

~ Cinnamon Tree Cinnamomum Lauraceae.  Cinnamon trees are small evergreens with aromatic bark and leaves.  Cinnamon trees can reach heights of up to 66 ft in the wild but are usually coppiced to smaller bushes under cultivation. Cinnamon trees have an economic lifespan of approximately 10 years.  True Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon and the south-eastern coast of India, while the closely related Cassia is native to China.  Cinnamon and Cassia are both small tropical evergreen trees that grow up to 20 – 30 feet tall, with aromatic bark and leaves.  Young...

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False Olive Tree

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~ False Olive Tree Buddleja saligna.  Evergreen, small tree, with honey scented flowers.  The false olive can get up to 30 ft tall in warm moist areas. The leaves are long and narrow – somewhat similar to the olive from which it gets its common name – but more textured.  The flowers are tiny, creamy white and borne in dense sprays usually at the ends of branches. The flowers have a lovely honey scent and appear from spring to summer (August- January). The seeds are minute, forming in small, hairy capsules which develop in the dried out flowers. (October – March) The...

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Dwarf Hau Tree

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~Dwarf Hau Tree In the old days this plant was so highly valued that permission to cut it was required of the village chief.  Today it is often called “hau bush” and is termed an invasive plant, as it has taken over some areas where acres are covered high with hau, at the same time creating windbreaks and stabilizing the soil. Seeds and cuttings of hau were brought by early Polynesian voyagers to Hawai`i Nei, and planted by the settlers to yield a light-weight tough white wood with a brown heart. Hau is found and used throughout tropical and subtropical Polynesia, Melanesia and...

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Angel Wing Jasmine

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~Angel Wing Jasmine Jasminum nitidum Angel wing jasmine is a vine or shrub with sweetly fragrant, snow-white, pinwheel shaped flowers. This is a fast-growing, twining vine. It can grow to 20 ft (6.1 m) long but in the garden is often trimmed as a bushy shrub that gets little more than 2-4 ft tall. Full sun. Doesn’t do well in shade. Needs regular watering.

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Night Blooming Jasmine

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~Night Blooming Jasmine Cestrum nocturnum One of the most fragrant plants. Night Blooming Jasmine is an upright container plant with greenish-white flowers that emit a romantic and intoxicating fragrance at night. Just give it a sunny spot and you’ll be amazed. To maintain size, prune hard after flowering. Sun to Partial Shade, Average Water Needs; Water regularly, do not over-water.

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Leopard Tree

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~ Leopard Tree Caesalpinia ferrea Full sun, tender to frost, prefers hot summers, can handle drought.  Well-drained, fertile soil, can be pruned at a young age.  Very hardy tree once established, very deep rooting in well draining soil.  Suited to open area plantings where the magnificence of the tree can be achieved over time. The width is a gentle canopy with fine acacia like green leaves, large green seed pods in autumn, foliage turns red in spring with small yellow flower clusters through summer.  Watering frequently until about 10 feet tall, thereafter this is a water-wise...

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Golden Eldorado

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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...

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Lignum Vitae Tree

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~ Lignum Vitae Tree Guaiacum officinale  Slow growing trees, Lignum vitae is hard and durable, and is also the densest wood traded.  “Lignum vitae” is Latin for “tree of life”, and derives its name from its medicinal uses.  The trees are indigenous to the Caribbean and the northern coast of South America and have been an important export crop to Europe since the beginning of the 16th century.  The wood was once very important for applications requiring a material with its extraordinary combination of strength, toughness, and...

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Narra Tree

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~ Narra Tree Pterocarpus indicus Narra is a big tree, growing to 100 ft high and 6 ft in diameter. Narra bears many long branches that are at first ascending, but eventually arching over and sometimes drooping at the ends. The flowers are small, yellow and fragrant. When flowering, the buds do not open in daily sequence. Instead, as the buds come to full size, they are kept waiting, to be triggered into opening. The opened flowers last for one day. After that, several days may pass before another batch of accumulated “ready” buds open. Whole avenues of such trees, blooming in...

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Pink Tecoma

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~ Pink Tecoma Tabebuia heterophylla Rosea, also known as Pink poui, Pink tecoma, Rosy trumpet tree, is a wide upright evergreen or deciduous tree with a long smooth trunk. Leaves are mid- to dark green in color. Funnel-shaped, white, pink or lilac flowers with yellow eyes fading to white are produced. In general, Tabebuia makes an excellent shade, lawn, or street tree, or border plant. Well suited to the coastal garden, this plant is tolerant of salt spray. Spring flowers are bell-shaped. Grow where soil is moist and fertile in full sun. Prune after flowering if tree needs...

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Puakenikeni

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~Puakenikeni Fagraea berteroana The tree is small and spreading and the flowers are plentiful much of the. Puakenikeni in Hawaiian translation means “ten cent flower”, which they sold for in the 1930’s when first introduced to Hawaii. The puakenikeni flower, referred to as “Fagraea berteroana” scientifically, is used in lei making throughout Hawaiʻi, as well as on the mainland. The Fagraea berteroana trees have green, blunt-tipped leaves and are 13 feet tall on average. The trees themselves have rather skinny trunks and branches. The puakenikeni flowers, which can range...

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Veitchii Gardenia

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~Gardenia Veitchii Gardenia ‘Veitchii’ is the oldest cultivar of Gardenia and yet it is still the most reliable bloomer of all the Gardenias.  This glossy dark green leafed evergreen gets to about 4′ high and 6′ wide when mature and will bloom prolifically.  Blooms are double and resemble roses with an enchanting aroma.  Great as an informal hedge or for against the house planting.  If it is given some afternoon shade in its location, you will see it flourish!

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Saraca Indica

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Saraca asoca A small evergreen tree with large heads of orange-red flowers which are highly perfumed at night.  One of the most legendary and sacred trees of India, and one of the most fascinating flowers in the Indian range of flower essences.  tubed flowers which open out into four oval lobes. Yellow when young, they become orange then crimson with age and from the effect of the sun’s rays.

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Stemmadenia Tree

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~Stemmadenia Also called Milky Way, is considered to be one of the most beautiful tropical ornamental trees in the world. The fragrance of abundant flowers is outstanding.  Not every gardener knows about this tree since it’s so rare, while it is as great as famous Perfume trees (Michelia champaca and Cananga odorata).  Its large white fragrant flowers of unusual shape are super-fragrant.  When in full bloom, perfume fills the area with a soft, very pleasant, musky sweetness, somewhat resembling Raphiolepis, or carnations mixed with cinnamon.  Stemmadenia is an eye-catching small...

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Aimee Gardenia

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~Aimee Yoshioka Fragrant white blooms are larger than any other Gardenia and the first to bloom.  A superb evergreen landscape accent or container plant for courtyards or lanai.   Height:  4-6 ft.   Full Sun to Partial Shade.  Fertilize with fertilizer for acid loving plants.

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Raspberry Ice Bougainvillea

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Raspberry Ice Bougainvillea

~ Raspberry Ice Variegated Foliage! A profuse bloomer that is one of the most vigorous variegated cultivars in our collection. Vivid crimson floral bracts set off the striking glacier-white leaves edged in meadow-green.  Full sun, occasional watering when established in the ground.  An ever bloomer!

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Bougainvillea Barbara Karst

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~Barbara Karst The bougainvillea-industry standard for red, but it’s actually the darkest shade of hot pink; only the new growth is truly red in color.  Leaves are dark blue-green, and broadly ovate.  Bougainvillea ‘Barbara Karst’ can be found beautifying the landscape all throughout Florida, southern California, Arizona, Texas. A natural climber, she performs best when grown on trellis, but does almost equally well when trained as a bush, standard, or hanging basket.

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Ohai Alii

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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...

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Bougainvillea Temple Fire

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~Temple Fire A fabulous dwarf bougainvillea, ‘Temple Fire’ shows flaming color in both its flower and its bronze leaf accents. This is a cultivar derived from Bougainvillea glabra, which was crossed with hybrids to create a rainbow of colors and dwarf forms for smaller gardens. It retains the intense, long-lasting color of its ancestors in spite of its short stature plants. The brick red color blooms are bracts, leaves that have evolved to lure pollinators. The bracts are very long lasting and fade to pink before dropping. They are replaced in waves throughout the year. The true flowers...

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Bougainvillea Miss Manila

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~Miss Manila Miss Manila is a favorite hybrid, created in the Philippines and brought to Hawai’i in the late 1960’s by Donald Angus.  Very drought-tolerant but do better with irrigation.  They flower on new wood, so don’t cut off the shoots if you want abundant flowering color.  They are good for xeriscaping, freeway landscaping and exuberant landscape adornment.  Find it all over the Islands in hot dry areas.  It is very nice on the banks of the freeway in ‘Aiea.  Ala Moana Center has beautiful planters with the Miss Manila variety. By Heidi Bornhorst Special...

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Tasmanian Tree Fern

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~Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Perfect Fern for bringing down high walls in enclosed gardens, atrium’s and walled courtyards.  Place against a vertical surface to encourage bending or let it stand alone as a centerpiece.  Most attractive when grouped into a Fern dell, which is refreshing in hot climates. A lovely fern having bright green fronds with a fine lacy texture.  A dark brown trunk holds a spreading crown of feathery, arching fronds 3 to 6 ft. long.  Beautiful accent for a tropical effect. Slow growing, can get up to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide Shade Loving, Full...

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Hua Pala Vine

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Hua Pala Vine Pyrostegia With its brilliant orange flowers, the Hua Pala is ideal for growing over a pergola or a sturdy fence. The higher the support the better, as the flowers can hang down for the best effect. As well as the brilliant floral display, the plant also has interesting foliage, with twisting climbing tendrils. This tendril is the plants climbing mechanism. It is one of the most spectacular flowering vines in cultivation. It is popular with hummingbirds. Toxic to animals.

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Thunbergia Grandiflora Alba

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Thunbergia Grandiflora Alba White Sky Vine / Bengal Clock Vine The trumpet-shaped flowers of this Thunbergia are white. Plant it in full to partial sun, where it will grow to be about 20 feet high. Bengal Clock Thunbergia does best in well-drained soil. It’s lovely flowers blossom in pretty chains of blooms.

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Thunbergia Grandiflora

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Thunbergia Grandiflora

Thunbergia Grandiflora Blue Sky Vine Plant this Thunbergia in full or filtered sun in your garden, where it will blossom with tubular blue flowers. This perennial vine requires support, so use it in an arbor or tied to a small fence. It has lovely heart-shaped leaves, and is hardy. This Thunbergia will grow to be 20 feet high and does best in organic soil.

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Rhapis Palm

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~Rhapis Palm A very popular indoor and outdoor palm because of its easy maintenance. Adapts to a wide range of climates, soils, and environments. It will happily live under low light conditions. Self-propagates via underground rhizome off shoots, forming multi-stemmed clumps that can reach enormous width, spreading as wide as its height or more. Height: 5-10 ft   Sun Exposure: Shade to Partial Shade

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