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Category: Shrubs Trees Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Orange White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By air layering
Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On May 26, 2012, sam123sam123 from Auckland New Zealand wrote:
Grown in most Polynesian countries like Tonga, Niue, Uvea, futuna, Societies, Cooks, Australs, Mangareva, Marquesas, Samoa (pua lulu). In Hawaií it is a modern introduction. In Fiji (bua). Original Polynesian name was "pua" which is still used over most of its native range in Polynesia and is a cognate of the Fijian name. The tree was considered sacred in the Cooks and Tahiti in ancient times. Concoction of the inner bark used in treating asthma and diabetes....source: W.Arthur.Whistler, Plants of the Canoe People, p.114-115, 2009,Hawaii, USA.
On Jun 18, 2009, deedee117 from Lahaina, HI wrote:
We have a pua keni keni growing for over a year, and it is so droopy and looks like it might be dying? Does anyone know what do to hasn't even grown a inch in over a year. We need help or it is going to the garbage in a week. Any help would be great here in Lahaina, Hi..