Rhopalostylis sapida – NZ Nikau

  • Description
New Zealand’s only native palm is elegant and graceful with straight slender smooth stems crowned with fan-like rich green leaves up to 3m long. After some years a trunk forms which is scarred with rings from old fallen leaves. Prefers a cool root run. Prefers a shady position when young. At maturity will tolerate full sun, wind and coastal conditions. An excellent garden specimen or potted plant. Slow growing. Over many years can reach 10m.
Plant Type Palm
Shape Palm
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Pittii, Cheesemanii
  • 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.