Dicksonia antarctica

Dicksonia antarctica

Common name: Australian tree fern

Family: Cyathaceae

Plant type Tree
Height 30 to 30 feet
Spread 12 to 12 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Foliage
Uses Borders, specimen plant
Skill level Expert
Maintenance Moderate
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
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Dicksonia antarctica makes an impressive site in a suburban garden. A slow growing plant it eventrually forms a strong trunk with a rosette of evergreen fern leaves at the top.

The Australian tree fern grows well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Dicksonia requires protection from winter frosts, usually by wrapping with crown with straw.


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