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Tasmanian Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

Pronunciation: dik-SO-ni-a ant-ARK-tik-a
SKU #03620
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A lovely fern, furnishing bright green foliage with a fine, lacy texture. A dark brown trunk holds a spreading crown of the feathery, arching fronds that reach 3 to 6 ft. long. A beautiful evergreen accent for a lush tropical effect and a great presence in the landscape.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Design Ideas Perfect Fern for bringing down high walls in enclosed gardens, atriums and walled courtyards. Place against a vertical surface to encourage bending or let it stand alone as a centerpiece. Most attractive when grouped into a Fern dell, which is refreshing in hot climates. Keep away from hot or persistent winds.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Fern ((Matteuccia); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Fatsia (Fatsia)
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soil with warm, humid shade or dappled shade. Apply mulch to keep the root zone cool and conserve moisture. Water regularly during first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, tolerates periodic dry spells but prefers evenly moist soils. Feed lightly, periodically throughout the year.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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