Nanu gardenia

Gardenia brighamii

Height: 6-10 feet as a shrub, or 15-20 feet as a small tree
Spread: 10-15 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry. Drought and wind tolerant.
Landscape uses: Can be used in a container, as a hedge, for shade, as a screen.
Plant type, family and origin: A shrub or small tree endemic to Hawaii in the Rubiaceae family.

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Endemic to Hawaiian Islands; To 15 ft.  Prefers full sun for good flower production. Tolerates drought and wind.  The flowers open in the late afternoon and last about a day. Can retain the foliage for much longer and are much fuller in appearance.

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