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Rhopalostylis sapida


Rhopalostylis sapida palms growing as a cluster.
The average plant height is 20 cm
The average plant height is 160 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Palms
Height:10.00 m
Spread:4.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Garden uses:Parks, Pool areas, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Frontyard, Modern, Native, Tropical
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium
Also known asNikau

Rhopalostylis sapida Details

Commonly known as Nikau Palm, this NZ native is a fast growing and very attractive Palm tree. From a central trunk it produces large and broad fronds with a gentle arch. They are dark green, handsome, and enable it to grow to about 10 m tall with a spread of 6 m. Cascades of small flowers in summer result in fruits that are green at first but ripen to a bright red in autumn. These are great for attracting birds. This Palm grows best when planted on a well-drained, sheltered site that is frost free. It will take a light frost once established but does require good levels of soil moisture during dry periods, particularly while establishing. The Nikau Palm is highly sought after and very popular. It is a must for any sub-tropical garden or where an attractive specimen is required.

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