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 medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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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Marratia salicinia King fern, para

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

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.