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

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Zones 8, 9, 14-17, 19-27, H1
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Dicksonia antarctica

Tasmanian Tree Fern
Dicksoniaceae
Ferns

DICKSONIA

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

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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