Tasmanian Tree Fern

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This majestic tree fern has a long, slender trunk topped with an umbrella-like cluster of long fronds, often 8-10'. Very attractive as an indoor plant if given warm moist air. Where hardy, use as an accent. Trunk is commonly slow to develop. Easy to cultivate and relatively cold hardy.

Companion Plants

Common Boxwood

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Common Boxwood

Handsome evergreen shrub is very tolerant of pruning and shaping. Well-suited for topiary, entryways or hedging. Flowers in spring are insignificant but very fragrant. Prune in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Burning Bush

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Burning Bush

Best known for brilliant fall color, this popular landscape shrub is impossible to miss once the leaves change in autumn. Striking fall foliage is nicely offset by blue-foliaged plants, chrysanthemum and aster. Use for hedge, screen, accent and specimen.

Bald Cypress

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Bald Cypress

Naturally found on lake and river edges, swamps, or flooded sites, this large coniferous tree is unique in that it loses its needles. Will grow in normal garden soil, and even tolerate drought once established.

Details

Common name

Tasmanian Tree Fern

Botanical name

Dicksonia antarctica

Zone

USDA 10 - 11

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Bloom time

No Bloom

Light

shade

Height

12-16' (3.5-5 m)

Habit

arching

Water

daily

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

clean up and remove fallen foliage