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Dicksonia

Tree Fern
Dicksoniaceae
Ferns, Trees

These hardy, slow-growing tree ferns are from the Southern Hemisphere. They are easy to transplant and establish.

Dicksonia antarctica (photo courtesy of Sheila Schmitz)
Dicksonia antarctica (photo courtesy of Sheila Schmitz)

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Dicksonia antarctica

Native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania. Hardiest of the tree ferns; well-established plants tolerate 20°F/–7°C. Thick, red-brown, fuzzy trunk grows slowly to 15 ft. Many arching, 3–6-ft. fronds grow from the top of the trunk; mature fronds are more finely cut than those of Australian tree fern (Cyathea).

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