WHAT PLANTS WILL WORK? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ROCKSHONEY
November 19, 2009
ALOHA,I WANT TO PLANT SOME PLANTS/FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN WHICH IS PART SHADE/SUN. ALSO THE AREA HAS ALOT OF WIND IN THE P.M., CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME THAT HAS FRAGRANCE AND CAN HANDLE WIND. THANK YOU


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Answer from NGA
November 19, 2009

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About the only plants that hate wind are ferns (hapuu) bananas, and heliconias. They will still grow in windy areas, but they may get a "tattered" look to them. I'd suggest using native shrubs and tropical plants in your landscape. They handle the growing conditions without problem. Ewa Hinahina (Achyranthes splendens) a Small, silvery grey-green shrub: Maile (Alyxia oliviformis) - Small flowers represent the 4 mythic Maile sisters of hula; 'Anapanapa (Colubrina asiatica), a tough vinelike plant that is wind and salt tolerant; 'A'ali'i (Dodonaea viscosa) a tough wind resistant plant with red berries; Ma'o (Gossypium tomentosum) which produces bright yellow flowers year-round; Ma'o Hau Hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei) Hawaiian state flower with large yellow flowers; Naio (Myoporum sandwicense) has lots of flowers and smells of sandalwood; 'Ulei (Osteomeles anthyllidifolia) with white, fragrant blossoms and round fruit; Beach Naupaka (Scaevola sericea) is dense and spreading with white/cream colored fragrant flowers; 'Ilima (Sida fallax) has beautiful flowers; Pohinahina (Vitex rotundifolia) is drought-tolerant and hardy with velvety, silvery leaves. You might also consider Allspice (Pimentia dioica), Ixora, and Chinese Violet (Asystasia gangetica). Hope these suggestions are helful!


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