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Rhopalostylis:
Rhopalostylis baueri
Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida var. Chatham

Rhopalostylis sapida

Common name: Nikau palm
Native to: New Zealand, Chatham Islands
Mature height: 30'
Mature spread: 10'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate
Rhopalostylis sapida

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland

Description:

Native to New Zealand, Chatham Islands. Proven to do extremely well in frost free areas. Large specimens exist in San Francisco in private and botanical gardens.


Rhopalostylis sapida

photo by: Dennis Valdez
SF Botanical Garden, Strybing Arboretum
San Francisco
Rhopalostylis sapida

photo by: Dennis Valdez
SF Botanical Garden, Strybing Arboretum
San Francisco
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: gradual
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 27 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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