Mamaki

Pipturus albidus

Height: 2-10 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Light: full sun to partial sun
Water: medium to wet in well-draining soil.
Landscape uses: Use in containers, as an accent or as a hedge. Provides privacy and screening. Leaves can be dried for tea and used medicinally.
Plant type, family and origin: A shrub or small tree endemic to Hawaii in the Urticaceae family.

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Description

The plant, although in the nettle family, is a needless nettle plant that inhabits mostly tropical coastal regions and elevations of 200-6,000 feet.  Mamaki is a small plant that reaches a height of 30 feet and can continue to thrive for an upwards of 35 years.

Available in 3-5 gallon pots.

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