​Australian Tree Fern (Cyathea cooperi)


Australian Tree Fern

Cyathea cooperi

  • Other common names include Lacy Tree Fern, Scaly Tree Fern, Cooper’s Tree Fern
  • A tree fern prized for their lacy crowns of emerald-green fronds
  • Found at the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Botanical Tours
  • Tree ferns grow a “trunk” that elevates the fronds above the ground
  • Fast growing and tolerant of shade

The Australian Tree Fern is a must in any tropical landscape design! Native to eastern Australia and also called by its botanical name Cyathea copperi, this tree fern is prized for the lacy crowns of emerald-green fronds that soften any landscape. Tree ferns can lend a rain-forest vibe and appearance to any yard and are the ideal companions to palm trees! Build your backyard retreat and enjoy a beautiful California sunset while taking in the lush scenery of the richly textured fronds bobbing gracefully in a gentle breeze.

Thanks to its hardiness, fast growth rate, and aesthetic appeal, Cyathea cooperi is a favorite tree fern throughout Southern California. These Australian Tree Ferns grow best in a spot with full shade to partial shade/sun exposures and once established will have low to moderate water requirements.

Visit Palm Paradise today, and we will be glad to discuss tropical landscaping ideas for backyard retreats, small yards, or front of house ideas! We have big Australian Tree Fern specimens ready to add an instant tropically look to any size garden! We are the growers of rare, hard-to-find palms and cycads so that we have the ideal companions to any Australian fern tree.

Our San Diego County Palm Paradise expert will be glad to show you around and help you handpick the perfect palms, trees, and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard! Relax as our professional planting teams get the work done so that we can increase your home value with a beautiful landscape!