Dicksonia squarrosa- Whekī

  • Description
Wheki or Brown Ponga is a hardy NZ native tree fern. It grows a tall, slender, brown trunk to approx 6m. Fronds can reach 1.5 to 3m in length which give it the appearance of a small “umbrella” on top of the trunk. It is the most popular New Zealand tree fern which is easy to grow and maintain. Hardiness and smaller dimensions make it an excellent garden variety.
Height x Width 6 x 3
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Palm
Shape / Habit Palm
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Cyathea medularis, Cyathea dealbata, 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.