Pua Keni Keni The Perfume Flower Tree
Pua Keni Keni (Fagraea berteroana) is native to the Samoan Islands, New Caledonia, and eastern Polynesia. It was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1930’s. Pua Keni Keni literally means ‘ten cent flower’ in Hawaiian, as the flowers were sold for 10 cents in the 1930’s to make leis. This tree is relatively small attaining a height of 15′ with multiple trunks and large leathery leaves. The fragrant large white flowers are borne in clusters of 2-4 at the ends of the branches. It blooms on and off throughout the year in S. Florida.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.