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Amused these have been in a corner of a public park for some time that I been going to all my life, just never ventured to this corner of it . Glad someone knew enough to put them under a  shade tree, little ones doing fine. Some larger, older plantings  about 15m away got hit by last Summer's awful drought by the looks, but recovering. Would've been very dry under a huge fir tree where they are growing. 

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gtsteve

I'm sorry but could you identify them for me.

No no not for me, I know what they are, 

I mean for the people who don't know what NZ can grow.  :D

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Shiveringtropicals

I think they are Rhopalostylis sapida

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cbmnz

Sorry didn't even notice that I had not actually identified them :). Of course they are Rhopalostylis sapida /Nikau, they occur naturally in abundance in remaining rain forest areas in 2/3 of the country but in urban areas where forest has long been cleared, have had to be re-introduced.

Here are some photos of what I think are ones planted many decades ago. Plus a video of a local  reforestation project started 25-30 years ago, where they are now self seeding..

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jwsti473qhwqAWzF9
 

 

 

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