Wheki-Ponga, Jade Green Tree Fern

Family: Dicksoniaceae       Genus: Dicksonia fibrosa

Dicksonia Fibrosa is a slow growing, very hardy tree fern which will reach up to 6m in height (although over many decades!). It has a very thick, fibrous trunk and produces a beautiful crown of fronds in a shuttlecock shape. The fronds feel very crisp to touch, grow 1 – 2m in length and create a very symmetrical appearance. Old fronds can form a “skirt” around the trunk which protects the crown.

The pleasing symmetrical appearance and hardiness of this tree fern make it a favorite. It is a slow grower but forms a very large trunk up to 60 cm in diameter.





©  Wairere Boulders (Nature Park), 
Horeke, Hokainga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand, NZ)