plumeria and/or orchid nurseries on big island

tropicaltexMay 22, 2009


Does anyone out there know of a really good nursery on Hawaii that specializes in Frangipani and sells retail? Other helpful suggestions would include: a grower from whom to learn something, botanical garden with Plumerias for ideas/examples, any other ideas. I also love orchids, so if there is a great nursery for those I can always drop by.


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Hi There,
I don't know about nurseries.. Maui Gardens in Maui sells retail plants. Perhaps others on here can help.

Karen b

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 4:43PM
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tropicaltex...where do you live? I'd love to share sellers that I have had good luck with but I'm unsure if you are adverse to ordering online or if you are looking to find places specifically located in Hawaii. Let me know I'd be happy to share.


    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 5:56PM
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trojanfan53(Southern Cal. 9)

Orchids from Hawaii try

1. Carmela Orchids in Hakalau Hawaii (also on ebay)
2. S&W Orchids Inc. in Waianae, Hawaii.

I have bought from both at Orchid Shows here in California.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 6:10PM
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Thanks for the replies!
native - I live in Galveston, Tx. I had two plumerias, but they were taken out by the hurricane : ( . They were just cuttings from neighbors trees that I stuck in the ground and watched grow, so I know they do well here. Now, everyone's plumerias are dead locally.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 2:00PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

tropicaltex= I'm with Karen on this one. Click on MPG below to check out.
Jennifer has a good stock of rooted plants which saves you a year. Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: MPG

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 6:55PM
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We have been visiting the big island for decades and as a "give back" we would like to work with a nursery or garden group to plant trees on some of our favorite beaches - Kona to Kohala. Palm trees come to mind since they are iconic, but any sort of shade tree that is easy to grow and non invasive would be fine. We assume we would have to work with state parks or the county to get permits of some sort, and I have emailed state parks without response. Any ideas or sources of plant material we can purchase for this would be very welcome, as would advice on a way to get permits! We will be on the island several weeks next January and would like to get this project ready to implement so we can plant and water while we are there. if you think this is un doable please say so so I don't waste any more time on it.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 5:29PM
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