Dicksonia fibrosa – Whekī-ponga

  • Description
Stout tree fern which can reach up to 6 m tall, though over a very long time, found in lowland and lower mountain forest. Distinguished by its thick fibrous, soft trunk. Fronds grow 1-2m in length forming dense crown. Dead fronds leave a tidy skirt beneath crown. While slower growing It does well in average garden conditions. This variety is suited to a sunny position or light shade.
Height x Width 6 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, Cyathea dealbata, Dicksonia squarrosa.
  • 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.