Dicksonia antarctica, Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern
Family: Dicksoniaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 9-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dicksonia are evergreen tree ferns, but may be deciduous in cold areas, with a stout erect, trunk-like rhizome clothed in fibrous roots, and bearing a rosette of large, pinnately divided fronds. Dicksonia antarctica grows at 3.5 to 5 cm per year and produces spores at the age of about 20 years.

The genus Dicksonia is closely allied to Cyathea

Dicksonia antarctica, Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern

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