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Australian Tree Fern

Alsophila australis

Pronunciation: al-SOFF-il-uh os-TRAY-liss
SKU #03590
10-11

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Description Beautiful, finely cut, broad, bright green fronds spread out from atop a slender trunk, creating a lush and exotic accent with a palm tree-like affect. The fastest growing of the tree ferns and a stunning specimen for adding a tropical element to large containers on patios or indoors, or in temperate landscapes. A frost-tender evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. spread.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Design Ideas Tree 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Fatsia (Aralia); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Stromanthe (Stromanthe); Aucuba (Aucuba)
CARE
Care Thrives in warm, humid environments with humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil and dappled shade. Protect from harsh afternoon sun exposures in very hot regions. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep the root zone cool and conserve moisture. Feed lightly, periodically throughout the year.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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