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Cyathea medullaris (Black Tree Fern)

Mamaku, Katātā, Kōrau, Pītau

Cyathea medullaris, commonly known as the Black Tree Fern, is a large, NZ native fern that can grow up to 20 m tall. The fronds are dark green, up to 5 m long, and arch gracefully from the crown. Cyathea medullaris is ideal for riparian planting, revegetation projects, native gardens, or adding to a mixed planting in a large garden.

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The average plant height is 140 cm
$452.31

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Ferns
Height:20.00 m
Spread:6.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Shade, Wet
Garden uses:Ponds, Screening
Garden styles:Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Cyathea medullaris (Black Tree Fern) Details

Cyathea medullaris, commonly known as the Black Tree Fern, is a large, NZ native fern that can grow up to 20 m tall. The trunk is black and covered with hexagonal shapes which are the scars from old fronds being shed. The fronds are dark green, up to 5 m long, and arch gracefully from the crown. Cyathea medullaris grows well in full sun through to shaded conditions on a range of soil types (except extreme wet) that do not dry out. The Black Tree Fern is ideal for riparian planting, revegetation projects, native gardens, or adding to a mixed planting in a large garden.

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