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Dicksonia antarctica | Pacific Nurseries

Dicksonia antartica

Common Name | Australian Tree Fern
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Dicksonia antarctica is a large, evergreen tree fern native to eastern Australia. With a dramatic vase and architecturally distinctive form, they typically grow to 12-15′ in height. They feature a thick single trunk that is covered in decaying remains of earlier plant growth which forms the medium through which roots grow. The stipe or frond area that joins the trunk is coarse up to the crown. Large, dark green, roughly-textured fronds spread out from the trunk center to form a canopy of fronds that can be 6-7′ long. It grows slowly and can produce reproductive spores for about 20 years. If you’re looking for a handsome tree fern that commands attention in a Bay Area garden, this is a great candidate.

Dicksonia antartica

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Attracts Pollinators
Growth | 12-15′ High
Growth | 8-12′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | NA
Moderate Water
Full Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Low Maintenance | Deer Tolerant | Summer-Dry Tolerant | Pest Resistant | Award-Winner | Showy
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Dicksonia antartica
Sizes Grown | 5 gal, 15 gal, 24″ box

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