Australian Tree Fern

Alsophila australis

Create a tropical look with this interesting landscape specimen. Bright-green, broad fronds are finely cut, spreading from a slender trunk. Fastest growing of the tree ferns. Partial sun. Rapid grower to 20 feet tall, 10 to 15 feet spread. Spore grown. Non-hardy.
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10 - 11

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Filtered sun, Partial sun

Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciational-SOFF-il-uh os-TRAY-liss
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. spread.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Key FeatureStunning Tropical Specimen

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.

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