Cyathea cooperi

Australian Tree Fern, Lacy Tree Fern, Scaly Tree Fern, Cooper's Tree Fern


A medium to fast growing fern, generally with a straight, upright trunk. The crown is widely spread and the lacy, pale green fronds may reach over 4m in length. Cyatheas are the tallest of the ferns and can create a microclimate for other ferns and moisture loving plants. Suitable as feature and shelter plants in both Native and Tropical gardens, grown singular or in a grove. Grows best in high humidity with moist soils, responding well to organic fertilisers and well-rotted animal manures. Avoid hot, dry, windy locations.


DimensionsHeight: 5 to 20m, Width: 8m
Aspect Part shade
OriginNorth East coast NSW and Qld.
Pests & diseasesNo specific pests or diseases.
Typical sizes200mm, 300mm

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