He ‘a’ali’i kū makani mai au-‘a’ohe makani nana e kula’i.
“I am a wind-resisting ‘a’ali’i-no gale can push me over.”
ʻAʻaliʻi or Dodonaea viscosais is an indigenous Hawaiian plant with shiny dark green leaves that grow well in sunny areas. Usually found in shrub form, but with enough rain, ʻaʻaliʻi can grow into tall trees. ʻAʻaliʻi are known for their deep roots and bendable branches, making this plant hard to knock down in wind or rains. The flowers range from golden-bronze, greenish-white to a deep reddish-maroon.
ʻAʻaliʻi are usually one of the first shrubs to be planted when regenerating forests as they grow rapidly and are among the hardier of indigenous plants, allowing for other not as robust species to be protected and thrive beneath them.
Your order will include our original burgendy ʻaʻaliʻi pin from our ʻĀina Mauna Collab with Mokulehua! Each pin in 1.5” tall and will come with a metal clasp back.