Norfolk Island Palm
Rhopalostylis baueri

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhopalostylis (rope-a-lo-STY-lis) (Info)
Species: baueri (baw-WARE-eye) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oceanside, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Barbara, California (2 reports)

Tarzana, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Port Charlotte, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This solitary pinnate monoecious palm is one of the southernmost palms in the world, growing naturally on some small islands off New Zealand (Nofolk and Raoul Islands). It is very similar in appearance to the Nikau palm, Rhopalostylis sapida, but differs in having a slightly less bulbous crownshaft, a short petiole (as opposed to none at all), a lot more purply color in the rachis/petioles and a tendency for the leaves to arch more. It is usually a less robust palm, but in cultivation Nikau palms can be both skinny and robust, depending on climate and watering conditions. This is also one of the few palms that don't grow well in hot, humid climates (though did see some doing OK in Hawaii in deep shade on elevated ground)- particularly south Florida. Excellent palm however for southern... read more