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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Dicksonia squarrosa
Height: 5m;  Spread: 2.5m
Wheki (Tree Fern)
Wheki tree fern. Can form multiple slender stems. Prefers a little shelter. Fast growing.
» Click here for our Dicksonia squarrosa article published in The Fringe, October 2015 ...
Photo gallery:
Wheki tree fern in my back garden - Henderson Waitakere
Dicksonia squarrosa unfolding frond on Oakley Creek.
Mature Wheki by totara in our garden. It really gives our living space its whole character, being visible from the front door, the living room and the dining room table.
What appears a cluster of separate plants is more likely a single plant connected by underground rhizomes.
Dicksonia squarrosa with a new aerial bud. Note the opportunistic rata on the trunk, along with a host of other tiny ferns and mosses.