Cyathea dealbata – Silver Fern or Ponga

  • Description
Iconic New Zealand native fern and the inspiration of the national Emblem. A tree fern with green-stalked soft leaves to apx 4m long that are distinctly silver on the underside. Trunk can grow to 10m tall. Prefers a more sheltered position as they generally grow under larger native NZ Trees.
Height x Width 8 x 3
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Slow
Plant Type Palm
Shape / Habit Palm
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Cyathea medularis, Dicksonia squarrosa, Dicksonia fibrosa
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour Nil
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Accent Yes


 Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.