CYATHEA cooperi

Commonly known as Australian tree fern, Cooper's fern, Lacy tree fern

Upper trunk and new fronds covered in light brown scales. Light green fronds which can grow up to 15ft in length. Prefers shady moist conditions. Relatively quick-growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, mid green fronds with lance-shaped or linear segments
  • Height
    2-5m (6½-16ft)
  • Spread
    3-4m (10-13ft)
  • Fern
    Fast-growing tree fern with a slender stem and a terminal cluster of fronds. The white-scaly frond stems do not persist
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    In consistently moist soil
  • Partial shade

CYATHEA cooperi

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022


  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Damp down trunk and leaves on hot days
    Pests & Diseases
    Rhizoctonia (soil-borne fungus causing damping off or rot) on young plants
    Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
2-5m (6½-16ft)
fern - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-4m (10-13ft)

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