The Whaler Residential Condominium Resort in Hawaii

For the first time in 30 years, The Whaler Residential Condominium Resort Ka’anapali was renovated. The landmark, oceanfront resort has over 350 units throughout two, 12-story towers. Each unit has a lanai, a Hawaiian porch, with built in planters.

The renovation included replacing these live planters with custom created, native and colorful permanent plantings. Artificial plants were chosen due to irrigation, weight requirements, maintenance and their ability to provide a consistent look throughout the property.

Plantworks specializes in exterior, permanent landscaping and rose to The Whaler Resort’s challenge by designing a UV Rated Polyblend® component that met their design criteria within budget.

Before custom manufacturing and installation could begin, months of design and engineering reviews took place. This ensured the design could withstand Hawaii’s unpredictable tropical environment, including high winds and heavy rain.

Once reviews were completed, manufacturing began; due to shipping costs, all manufacturing took place in Maui, Hawaii. Several containers of raw materials were shipped from the United States’ mainland and China to the project’s location.

An entire team of Plantworks designers and tree builders spent 30 days onsite executing the design and planting, which included cutting 20,000 pieces of UV Rated Polyblend® by hand. The artificial foliage and flowers were then planted in 17-inch heavy weight nursery pots and secured with specially formulated concrete and filler.

In the end, a staggering 1,900 pots were built and installed. Each pot contained a colorful mixture of bougainvillea and three types of foliage: podocarpus, liriope and mahonia.

Plantworks provided The Whaler Resort with a finished project that consisted of custom designed and custom made botanical planters, on time and within budget.

The Whaler Resort can rest easy knowing their new landscaping requires no water, no ongoing maintenance and no pesticides! It will look beautiful all year long and comes with the exclusive, eight-year colorfast guarantee provided by Plantworks.

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