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Naio (Myoporum sandwicense)

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Myoporum Sandwicense, or more commonly know as Naio, is a tree shrub with dark green foliage and white flowers of the genus Myoporum. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 15 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Myoporum Sandwicense or Naio's floral region is Hawaii, specifically in the state of Hawaii.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Myoporum
  • Family: Myoporaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: HI (N)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Dense
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: White
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 45
  • Height Mature (feet): 15
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6.1
  • pH (Maximum): 7.8
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 60
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 130
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: Medium
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No




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