Native Hawaiian Plants


We carry a diverse of array of Native Hawaiian plants.

Here’s what we currently have available (or we are growing and will have available soon):

A’ali’i (Dodonaea viscosa)


To 6-12 ft; Indigenous; Full Sun – Light to Moderate Water – Large Shrub; Red seed capsules are decorative and can be used to make lei


'Ahu'awa Native Hawaiian Sedge

Native Hawaiian sedge

Akia (Wikstroemia uva-ursi)


Akia berries (Wikstroemia uva-ursi)

To 3-4 ft. tall; Endemic; Full Sun – Minimal Watering; Slow growing; Tiny yellow flowers develop which eventually turn into small orange or red fruits

Awapuhi (Zingerber zerumbet)

Full Sun – Partial Shade – Moderate Water (Polynesian Introduced – Common – Medicinal)

Ilie’e (Plumbago zeylanica)

Ilie’e (Plumbago zeylanica)

White plumbago – Indigenous; To 2 ft, spread to 15 ft+; Full to partial sun; Drought/wind tolerant; Strong ground cover; White flowers (year round); Tolerates heavy pruning, can be shaped as hedge or left as free form low shrub; Plant 1-3 ft apart

Ilima papa (Sida fallax)


To .5-1 ft; Prostrate form; Small yellow flowers
Uki uki (Dianella sandwicensis) – Indigenous; To 3 feet; Full sun or partial shade; Moderate water; Grass like with long green leaves and attractive purple fruit.

Koki’o ‘ula (Hibiscus kokio ssp. saintjohnianus)

Endemic to Kauai (Northwestern forests); Flowers can be orange, orange-red, or yellow; Shrub to 9-20 ft

Koki’o ‘ula’ula (Hibiscus kokio ssp. kokio)

Koki’o ‘ula’ula - native hibiscus

Endemic; Bright red flowers and glossy dark green leaves; To 4-10 ft; Full sun to partial shade; Can be used for hedges, prunning will keep plant dense.

Koki’o (Hibiscus clayi) (Clay’s Hibiscus)

Endemic to Kauai; Small dark red flower; To 20 ft

Koki’o Ke’oke’o (Hibiscus waimeae ssp. Waimeae)

Koki'o Ke'o Ke'o

Endemic to Kauai (mesic forests); Large white fragrent flower; Tree to 10-30 ft

Koki’o ke’oke’o (Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. immaculatus)

Endemic to Moloka’I; White flower with white stamin; Shrub or small tree to 30 ft; (VERY RARE)

Koki’o Ke’oke’o (Hibiscus waimeae ssp. hannarae)

Endemic to Kauai (northwestern valleys); Small white frangent flower; Tree to 10-30 ft

Kou (Cordia subcordata)

Kou (Cordia subcordata)

Kupukupu Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia)

Kupukupu Fern

Indigenous; To 1-3 ft, 1-4 ft spread; Full sun to shade; When planting, ferns should be space at about 18 inches apart and staggered.

Ma’o hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei)

Hawaii State Flower; Large yellow flowers; To 3-9 ft; Full sun to partial shade

Maile (Alyxia stellata)

Full to partial sun; Drought tolerant but not salt tolerant; Space 2-3 feet apart when planting, vining forms should be provided with a trellis or shrubs to climb on.

Naupaka, Beach (Scaevola taccada)


Indigenous; To 9 ft; Heat, wind, and salt-spray tolerant.

Naupaka, Dwarf (Scaevola coriacea)

Naupaka Dwarf (Scaevola coriacea)
Endemic to Hawaiian Islands; To 2 ft; Spread of 4 feet or more; Heat, wind, and salt-spray tolerant

Palapalai Fern

Palapalai Fern

Pohinahina (Vitex rotundifolia)


Indigenous; To 6 ft tall, 6-8 ft wide; Full sun, low water; Salt/wind/drought tolerant; Bluish green leaves, purple flowers (year round); Leaves are aromatic with a sage-like spicy odor when crushed; ; Plants should be spaced between 2 to 4 ft. apart; Prunes well to form hedge

Ohia Lehua

Ohia Lehua

Alahe’e (Psydrax odoratum), aka “Hawaiian Mock Orange”

Indigenous; Full sun and or partial shade and requires minimal watering once plant is established in the ground; A large tree (20-30 ft.) with glossy green leaves and small, white, highly fragrant flower clusters. As the tree grows, it has a radially symmetric growth pattern to it, somewhat like a Christmas Tree.

‘Ulei (Osteomeles anthyllidifolia), aka “Hawaiian Hawthorn”

‘Ulei (Osteomeles anthyllidifolia), aka “Hawaiian Hawthorn”
Indigenous; Prostrate ground cover to 2-3 feet; Full sun and low water requirements; Hardy xeric plant requiring little or no maintenance once established; Has white flowers that are slightly fragrant

Kulu’i (Nototrichium sandwicense)

Endemic; Full sun and requires minimal watering once established; To 4-7 ft; Found in the dry forest on all the main islands from sea level to above two thousand feet elevation

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