Developing New Varieties of Plants for Hawaii Landscapes with Dr. Ken Leonhardt

 

MALP Educational Meeting – Free to the public

 

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Don’t you wish all of the monkeypod trees on your property had no seeds? Would you like to have new varieties of gingers for your gardens? Dr. Ken Leonhardt had been working for over 30 years creating new varieties of plants for use in tropical landscapes. His emphasis has been on producing seedless varieties of our most common landscape trees. He has also developed new varieties of gingers and stephanotis, and even protea that can be grown at sea level. If you want to meet someone passionate about plants in Hawaii, this is talk to see! Ken will be bringing some cuttings of these plants to give away in our raffle!

Dr. Ken Leonhardt received his Ph.D from UH-Manoa in 1977 in horticulture. He currently works as a Specialist with the Department of Tropical Plants & Soil Sciences. His research emphasis revolves around protea and landscape trees.