Description of Plant:
Mature Nānū shrubs range in height from 6 feet to over 10 feet, mature trees range in height from 15 to 30 feet. The plant produces a white, very fragrant smell that blooms sporadically year round. Nānū leaves range from under an inch to over 4 inches long that are medium to dark green and shiny. Landscape uses include accent, container, hedges, provides shade, screening and specimen plant. 
- Gardenia brighamii
Habitat & Elevation:
- Nānū was originally thought to inhabit all eight main islands.
- The elevation range for Nānū is between 1,000 and 2,000 feet.
- Used for lei making
- Used for making dye
 Native Plants Hawaii – University of Hawaii. http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Gardenia_brighamii