The New Zealand Inventory is a fully searchable database of many palm and cycad species that you are able to grow in New Zealand. It contains information on many aspects of these palms and cycads such as size, leaf type, frost tolerance, light requirements and much more relevant information about the plant and what is needed to grow it in New Zealand, along with a picture of each plant taken in New Zealand.
For more pictures of the palms and cycads in the Inventory, as well as many other general pictures, you can check out our Members Pictures section. Or to see some of the plants up close and personal, why not find out where you can view some of these amazing New Zealand plants in our Public Palms and Cycads listings.
If you are not up to scratch on all the technical jargon, have no fear, just check our Glossary. You will find a link to the Glossary on every Inventory entry. After checking a word, use your 'go back' button to return to the Inventory.
NZ Zone Map
The New Zealand Zone Map on this site shows the approximate average minimum temperatures throughout the country and groups these regions into numbered zones. From the map you can find out what zone number your location is, and use that to see which palms and cycads it may be possible to grow in your area.
When a 'b' is present next to a zone number, this refers to a warm microclimate of that zone. For example a plant may be said to grow well in zones 11,10 and 9b. This means you should have no trouble growing this plant in zones 11 and 10, and it may be possible to grow if you live in a sheltered warm area of zone 9.
This is only a rough guide and many local variations can cause differing temperatures, depending, for example, on whether you live in a valley, or on top of a hill. But this guide should give you an idea of the likelihood of a given plant surviving in your garden.
Visit the NZ Palm and Cycad Inventory Search page