Palms trees that always look good
Some palm trees require more care and attention than others. Here we suggest several palm trees that always look good in the right climate.
Palm trees will grow practically anywhere in New Zealand. Here are some suggestions of different types of palm trees for New Zealand gardens.
Frost hardy palm trees
Despite New Zealand’s mild climate frosts are an ever-present winter risk in many parts of the country. We’ve selected a few palms that are unusually frost hardy.
If you’re lucky enough to live right by the beach then there are a number of palms which are just perfect for tolerating salt winds and sea spray.
Palm trees need not be exclusively for outdoors. We’ve found some palms that make perfect indoor plants in bright and dark locations.
Palms that like sun
Not all palms thrive in hot, baking sunshine but some positively love the sun. Here we’ve selected the best palms for hot, sunny locations.
Palms for shade
Similarly some palm species just adore dark and shady locations away from harsh sun. These are our picks for such spots.
Dwarf and short palm trees
The general perception of palm trees is often that they’re too large and heavy. These palms are small and will never outgrow a city garden.
Large palm trees
If you have the space and want a huge palm tree for your garden then you might wish to consider one of these monsters.
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