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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Cyathea smithii
Height: 8m;  Spread: 4m
Soft tree fern (Tree Fern)
Fronds soft and finely dissected. Prefers damp soil and shelter. Normally grows at higher altitudes. Limited availability.
» Click here for our Dicksonia squarrosa article published in The Fringe, October 2015 ...
Photo gallery:
Cyathea smithii at Mcleans Falls, Catlins National Park