Wide tree endemic
to Hawaii. Wood used for carving.
Drought-tolerant. Large, beautiful flowers.
The lehua flowers feeds most native HI birds.
Endemic to Hawaii, currently endangered.
Fan palm traditionally used to thatch roofs.
Small flowers represent the 4 mythic Maile sisters of
Tough. Can be vine-like. Wind- and salt-tolerant.
Wind-tolerant. Round. Bright red seeds.
Bright yellow flowers year-round.
Hawaiian state flower. Large yellow flowers.
Smells of sandalwood. Conspicuous flowers.
White, fragrant blossoms. Round fruit.
Dense, spreading. White/cream colored fragrant flowers.
Popular lei flowers.
Drought-tolerant. Hardy. Velvety, silvery leaves.
the plants listed above are native to and appropriate
for their indicated regions, please recognize that,
in some instances, human development alters the
characteristics of a site such that it may be advisable
to use plants from a neighboring region. For example,
plantings in urban and suburban areas may receive
reflected heat from streets, sidewalks and/or walls
or be in media that receives less moisture than
normal (e.g., next to a paved area – the pavement
blocks rain from entering soil). Accordingly, using
plants from a neighboring region that support higher
temperatures and/or drier conditions may be more
2. While a plant is native to a region, that does
not mean that it will grow everywhere in that region.
The characteristics of any site will typically vary
from place to place and some plants may do better
than others at various places within a site. In
other words, a little experimentation might be required.