The name is sometimes spelled Xylosma hawaiiense[
- Plants for a Future
- Ken Fern
- Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
Myroxylon hawaiense (Seem.) Kuntze
Myroxylon hillebrandii (Wawra) Kuntze
Xylosma hillebrandii Wawra
Xylosma is a tree growing 6 - 9 metres tall[
The aromatic wood is used for perfuming coconut oil and for making boards.
Pacific - Hawaii.
Most commonly found in mesic forest, occasionally in dry woodland and wet forest, at elevations from 250 - 1,220 metres on most main islands[
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Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade[
]. Plants can succeed in a range of soils[
The aromatic wood is used for perfuming coconut oil[
The wood is good for making boards[
Seed - treated seed germinates in 3 - 5 weeks[
]. Seedlings grow rapidly once transferred to individual pots[
]. Move young seedlings to an open location so that the trunk/stems stiffen in response to wind and plant out when 20 - 30cm tall[
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