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Native Hawaiian Plants for Landscaping, Conservation, and Reforestation

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Title: Native Hawaiian Plants for Landscaping, Conservation, and Reforestation
Authors: Bornhorst, Heidi L.
Rauch, Fred D.
Keywords: Hawaii
indigenous species
ornamental plants
Issue Date: May 2003
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Bornhorst HL, Rauch FD. 2003. Native Hawaiian plants for landscaping, conservation, and reforestation. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 19 p. (Ornamentals and Flowers; OF-30).
Series/Report no.: Ornamentals and Flowers
Abstract: Native Hawaiian plants have the reputation of being insignificant “weeds” or impossible to grow. This publication on the culture of native Hawaiian plants will show you that native Hawaiian plants are beautiful and unique. They can be successfully grown and mass produced for private and public landscapes, as well as for reforestation of our native forests and watersheds. Many natives, especially those native to coastal and dry forest areas will help reach Hawai‘i’s goal of reducing wasteful watering practices (xeriphitic or drought-tolerant landscaping). Many native plants such as Myoporum, Dodonaea, Vitex, Sida, Scaevola, and Sapindus have a broad range of elevation adaptation. Thus they can be grown in coastal, inland, and upland Hawaiian gardens. Once established in the cooler, wetter areas, these plants have a minimal water requirement. They are excellent candidates for xeriphitic gardens.
Description: This publication was originally issued as Research Extension Series 142 in 1994. It has been edited and reformatted for availability on the CTAHR Web site.
Sponsor: Generous support was provided by The Garden Club of Honolulu for some of the original printing costs.
Pages/Duration: 19 pages
Appears in Collections:Ornamentals and Flowers, 1995 - present

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