Our Nursery

Our Nursery

Located in beautiful Waimanalo

Open Saturdays 8:30 - 4:00.

Our Waimanalo nursery has one of the largest selections of water lilies, bamboo and lotus on Oahu. We also have a wide variety of tropical plants that grow well across the island. Shop over 30 varieties of bamboo including specialty varieties, like black timor, wamin and rare sacred bali. Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery also hosts free workshops monthly on landscape topics, such as pruning, lotus care, bamboo, garden and water feature design, restoration, etc.

Bamboo Dirt

Water Lilies

Mulkern Nursery has the best selection of water lilies on Oahu.  Water lilies are aquatic plants with fragrant, vibrant flowers. Generally, water lily leaves and flowers float on the surface of the water. Flowers last an average of 2 – 5 days and come in a range of colors. Water lilies are seasonal plants but in tropical climates can bloom all year long. Varieties vary greatly – some, like the Woods White Knight, even bloom at night!



Mulkern Nursery specializes in rare bamboos and has imported many different varieties. Some of the types of bamboo we carry are: Giant Golden, Timor Black, Sacred Bali, Fishpole, Feather, Buddha Belly, Fern, Monastery, and much more.

Bamboo is a type of grass originally from East Asia. It is the fastest growing plant in the world and has been used to combat soil erosion in Hawaii. Bamboo has long been used for food and shelter in various parts of Asia and even has medicinal uses.

Pink Lotus Blooming: Repotting Class


Mulkern Nursery has ten different varieties of lotus that differ in color, shape and scent.

Lotus have tall leaves and flowers that can shoot up many inches above the water’s surface. Flowers range in size and color but are commonly pink, white, yellow and red. Some blossoms are very fragrant.  Lotus is edible and is also used in medicine.