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Cyathea cooperi, Sphaeropteris cooperi, Australian Tree fern, Hapuu Fern

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Cyathea cooperi, Sphaeropteris cooperi

Australian Tree fern, Hapuu Fern
Family: Cyatheaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cyathea cooperi has a slender trunk usually about 3 - 6" thick, sometimes growing to 30' high, and puts on growth very quickly. The fronds typically will reach about 8' long on a mature specimen, but, as with most tree ferns, they will be significantly stunted if kept in a pot. It will grow well in dappled (but not deep) shade, but also does well in some sun, even in hot climates, as long as the moisture supply is adequate. It also does relatively well in exposed, windy situations. Propagation: Wind-dispersed spores.

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