Evergreen ferns noted for their symmetrical, formal appearance; some form a small trunk. Plants dislike overhead watering when air is humid or still.Blechnum brasiliense
Native to Brazil, Peru. This dwarf tree fern grows to 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide. Nearly erect fronds grow in compact clusters, are reddish when young. ‘Crispum’ has elegantly ruffled fronds.Blechnum gibbum
Native to Fiji. Dwarf tree fern with 3-ft.-wide crown of fronds atop a slender trunk that eventually reaches 3 ft. high.
Native to South America. Spreads slowly in cool, moist, sheltered places to make patches of refined-looking, 4–8-in. fronds. Sterile fronds have wider lobes than fertile ones. Needs frost protection in Zones 4–6. Can be used as a houseplant.
Native primarily to coastal forests of Northern California and Northwest. Glossy deep green fern with two strikingly different kinds of fronds: sterile ones are 1 3/4 in. wide, spreading or angled, 1–3 ft. tall; fertile ones are narrower and stiffly erect, with slender, widely spaced leaflets. Forms a clump to 3 ft. wide.
From forests and low mountains of Japan. This plant grows in clumps to 2 1/2 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide,...
Native to New Mexico, Texas, Mexico; adapted to low and intermediate deserts. Grows 12 ft. tall, 8&nda...
Medium-size, very hardy fan palm (to 10°F/–12°C or lower). Moderate to fast growth to 30...