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Dicksonia antarctica/Soft Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica / Dicksonia antarctica
Soft green fronds
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Soft green fronds

Makes a strong accent presence in shade

Large fronds in summer growth

Specimen showing size of an older plant

Fern growing under canopy of live oak tree

Large fern under live oak

Produces fronds that are up to 5 feet long

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Scientific Name: Dicksonia antarctica
Common Name: Soft Tree Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The most cold hardy, and widely grown of the tree ferns. It can grow in acid, neutral or alkaline soils, but prefers slightly acid ones. It can tolerate dry soils. Cannot tolerate hard freezes.