A picture of a Silver Tree Fern

Silver Tree Fern

Cyathea dealbata

Also known as

Kaponga, Ponga Fern, Ponga, Silver Fern, Tree fern

Cyathera dealbata CHCH 2 by Andy king50 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

4m

5m

Min

2m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Silver Tree Fern Overview

    This tree fern from new Zealand is recognised by the silver-white undersides if its mature fronds. These stunning leaves can get to 4m long on stems that can get to 10m tall. This plant prefers a moisture retentive but well-drained growing medium.

    Common problems with Silver Tree Fern

    Generally pest and disease free if grown outdoors.

      How to harvest Silver Tree Fern

      generally not harvested.

      How to propagate Silver Tree Fern

      Spores

      Sow spores as soon as ripe.

      Special features of Silver Tree Fern

      Attractive leaves

      Other uses of Silver Tree Fern

      Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.