Hibiscus arnottianus

COMMON NAME

Hawaiian White Hibiscus, kokio keokeo

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Malvaceae

NOTES

A shrub or small tree generally 15 to 20 feet in height with similar spread if left un pruned.  The leaves are oval with a smooth upper surface and smooth or slightly toothed edges.  The single white flowers are pinwheel shaped, up to 4 inches across, and borne at the ends of the branches.  In cultivation, Hibiscus arnottianus blooms almost continuously.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to Moloka'i and Oahu, Hawaii

NATIVE HABITAT

Native to the moist to wet forests in the mountains of Moloka'i and O'ahu

WEB SOURCES

ctahr.hawaii.edu

nativeplants.hawaii.edu

hihort.blogspot.com



Hibiscus arnottianus