Blechnum discolor crown fern

Blechnum discolour Crown fern. Piupiu.

Found throughout NZ usually in drier forests

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Blechnum novae-zealandiae Palm-leaf fern Kiokio.

Found growing in clay soils on embankments and roadsides.

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Cyathea dealbata Ponga, silver fern

Well known symbol of NZ, grows in forests throughout NZ.

Cyathea medullaris. Black tree fern-1

Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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Dicksonia squarrosa Wheki

One of our faster growing tree ferns which will tolerate some sun when planted in autumn or winter.

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Ptisana salicina Marratia salicinia, King fern, para

Stunning fern with tropical appearance now rare in the wild due to decimation by wild pigs and goats.

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Todea barbara Found on off-shore islands and north of Bay of Islands.

Attractive fern unfortunately becoming very rare due to forestry and development. Tolerates quite dry conditions.