Koki‘o ‘ula (Hibiscus clayi)

Hawaiian name: Koki‘o ‘ula
Botanical name: Hibiscus clayi
Family:: Malvaceae, Mallow family
Status: Endemic, Endangered
Where found: Eastern Kaua‘i
Water/Light: Full sun/part shade, dry to moist
Elevation range: 690 – 1,050’
Height: 12’ – 25’ with a 10’ spread

Notes: There are seven native Hawaiian Hibiscus, but many more subspecies, most native to one island. This endangered species has dwindled to a population of four plants on eastern Kaua‘i. It has an upright, columnar growth habit with elegant, thin petaled red flowers.

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