Description of Plant:
A mature tree will grow to 15 to 30 feet in height. Landscape uses include accent or specimen plant. Hala pepe is slow growing. After 5 years it produces showy yellow flower that bloom in June and July. The plant has medium to dark green slender leave that range in length between 6 and 14 inches.
- Pleomele auwahiensis 
Habitat & Elevation:
- Hala pepe is from leeward Maui and central Molokai in remnant dry and sometimes mesic forests 
- It can be found between elevations of 2,000 up to 4,000 
- The wood was used to decorate altars and to make idols. The leaves were used in bathing and steam baths to treat chills, headaches and fever 
Native Plants Hawaii – University of Hawaii. http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Pleomele_auwahiensis