Common name Silver Fern
Code PB5
Grade 35-45cm
Approx size in 10 years 5 x 3m

Cyathea dealbata


  • Grade: 35-45cm
  • Common name:: Silver Fern
  • Code:: PB5
  • Approx size in 10 years: 5 x 3m

This NZ native is a well-known icon and is probably the most widely grown of all of the NZ tree ferns due to it’s status as a national symbol adorned on everything from our netball team to our rugby team. The fronds of this variety will turn silvery-white on their underside as they age – hence the name. Not as fast growing as the Mamaku, but with a nicer shuttle-cock form. Best suited to partial shade, moist soils and sheltered conditions away from strong drying winds. Slow growing up to 8-10m.

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