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Kokia drynarioides /Hawaii Treecotton

Kokia drynarioides  / Kokia drynarioides
A small tree in the National Arboretum in Washington, DC
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A small tree in the National Arboretum in Washington, DC

Has large, coarse textured, medium green leaves

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Scientific Name: Kokia drynarioides
Common Name: Hawaii Treecotton
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Endangered of becoming extinct in its native Hawaiian habitat as there are less than a dozen plants existing in the wild. Hawaiian's used its sap to make red dye and for fish nets. Some regard it as a shrub, while others say it is a small tree, It has large, coarse textured leaves.