RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA - NIKAU
New Zealand's only native palm and a distinctive and solid feature for any NZ garden. Nikau are tall, upright palms with spreading fronds. Slow growing, a thick ringed trunk will develop over time and a solid bulb will form at the base of the frond’s growth. Small red/green berries and a multi finger-like flower occur once a year. Hardy to colder conditions.
NZ native theme
Beyond the norm
Use against a solid concrete backdrop or amongst a lush green planting to add height and shape.
15 year height
Free draining, organic rich moist soil
Can tolerate mild frosts
Prefers semi shade but can handle full sunlight
Small white flowers
Green/red coloured berries
15lt, 35lt, 45lt,160lt, 400lt