• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Reaches 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. spread.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-SOFF-il-uh os-TRAY-liss
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:15 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. spread.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Design IdeasTree ferns are excellent for shaded nooks and under the canopies of larger shade trees. They add a decidedly lush exotic character to any space, be it under eaves or in atriums. Give them plenty of room overhead and combine with large-leafed foliage plants and very fiery colored exotic flowers.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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