Tasmanian Tree Fern

3 Mar

Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica), to 15 ft., part shade, graceful 3-6 ft fronds on a thick trunk, needs consistent moisture.

These hardy, slow growing tree ferns are from the Southern Hemisphere. Easy to transplant and establish.

Native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania. Hardiest of tree ferns; well-established plants tolerate 20°F/-7°C. Thick, red-brown, fuzzy trunk grows slowly to 15 ft. Many arching, 3- to 6-ft. fronds grow from top of trunk; mature fronds are more finely cut than those of Australian tree fern (Cyathea).

 

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