The thousands of different palm species worldwide have an exotic appeal and diversity that makes them a valuable part of any landscape. Oceanic Palms has the largest selection of mature palms (including nikau) in the country. The variety of palms available can provide a stimulating and interesting part of a landscape. Many feature unusual colouring with shades of silver, blue or black in the foliage and brightly coloured seed or stems.

Some palms have a very stylized, architectural quality with recurved fronds or light grey or white trunks. The more mature palms we have can have a significant effect on a landscape without having to wait twenty years.

With the palm species available in New Zealand we specialize in the best, most interesting species and have classified them into three groups: shade and semi-shade loving; moderately hardy; and very hardy and semi-coastal.

Nikau

We have the worlds’s largest range of mature Nikau Palms.

Waikanae nikau

A very rare pair of mature nikau of this outstanding form

Three Nikau

Three mature nikau from a rural property in South Taranaki. This is a tidy nikau when looked after.

Large-crowned Nikau

The provenance of this plant is not precisely known, but the crown is full and open and the trunk is robust.

Slender Nikau

There is an elegance to this plant, which coupled with its tidy habit, makes it immediately attractive.

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Exotic Palms

We have a huge range of mature exotic palms

Arenga micrantha

A larger-growing clumping species with some reddish colouring in the new foliage and attractive coarse black fibres around the base.

Caryota Ochlandra

Faster-growing fishtail, unusual flowering habit. About 5m high.

Chamaedorea Woodsoniana

A striking small shade-loving palm from Central America.

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Cycads

We have a number of large cycads.

Cycas Taitungensis – 3

Cycas taitungensis is a species of genus Cycas, native to Taitung County, south-eastern Taiwan

Cycas Taitungensis – 2

Cycas taitungensis is a species of genus Cycas, native to Taitung County, south-eastern Taiwan

Cycas Taitungensis

Cycas taitungensis is a species of genus Cycas, native to Taitung County, south-eastern Taiwan

Macrozamia johnsonii

A magnificent cycad for a focal position.

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Others

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