Tonga has many tropical plants, flowers, and trees which are also found elsewhere in the South Pacific. Common flora includes: banana trees, hibiscus, frangipani, pandanus palms, and many other tropical plants including ferns. The most common tree are coconut palms which often accompany most people's view of a South Pacific paradise. They are grown in plantations throughout the islands of Tonga. Read more →
Coconut palms rise as high as 30m (100 ft) and often fringe the coastlines of most islands because they are extremely salt-tolerant. Pandanus Palms, another common tree in Tonga, vary in size from small shrubs which are less than one metre tall to medium-sized trees around 20 metres in height. Small forests of pandanus can often be found on the coast.