Rhopalostylis cheesemanii – Kermadec Island Nikau

  • Description
From Kermadec Is. group this Nikau has broader fronds with each leaflet slightly spaced apart. It is also more tolerant to exposed conditions than the NZ Nikau. After some years a trunk forms which is scarred with rings from old fallen leaves. Prefers a shady position when young but will tolerate full sun, wind and coastal conditions. Prefers a cool root run. An excellent garden specimen or potted plant. Slow growing.
Height x Width 10
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Palm
Shape Palm
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Sapida, Pittii
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Dark Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour White, very small
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Accent Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
 Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.