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Rhopalostylis sapida


Rhopalostylis sapida Rhopalostylis sapida Rhopalostylis sapida

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
New Zealand's distinctive Nikau palm. It has a leaf scarred trunk and a spreading crown of dark green fronds. These emerge erect and gracefully weep with age. At the base of the leaves the inflorescence is crowded with purplish lilac flowers, followed by bright red seeds. Nikaus need protection from frost and strong winds. They do grow in most soils, however best in deep, moist, rich soil, otherwise can be slow growing. Great for coastal sites.

 
Genus
Rhopalostylis
Species   sapida
Cultivar  

Common name
Nikau Palm

Family name
Palmae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
3 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture

Exposure
Prefers a semi-shaded site / Tolerates coastal sites / Will tolerate light frost only

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Palms

Category
Large, over 3 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a Pot 8.5 & POT 4 & POT 2.5 containers. Ask for them at your retailer.
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