Dicksonia squarrosa

Common names: 

  • Wheki
  • Brown Tree Fern

Sun and wind burn the fronds, making them look ratty.

Grows up to 8m tall. The trunk can be chopped off and the fern will regrow from the base. It will spread via underground rhizomes and form a grove, over time.

Dicksonia squarrosa
Dicksonia squarrosa frond unfurling