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tree fern Dicksonia antarctica: Position: partial to full shade Soil: humus-rich, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection) A fantastic, tree-like fern with a thick mass of roots that form a trunk and large, up to 3m (10ft) long, filigree-like fronds. These impressive tree ferns are one of the oldest plants in the world and add a touch drama to any garden.

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Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica), to 15 ft., part shade, graceful 3-6 ft fronds on a thick trunk, needs consistent moisture. These hardy, slow growing tree ferns are from the Southern Hemisphere. Easy to transplant and establish. Native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania. Hardiest of tree ferns; well-established plants tolerate 20°F/-7°C. Thick, red-brown, fuzzy trunk grows slowly to 15 ft. Many arching, 3- to 6-ft. fronds grow from top of trunk; mature fronds are more finely…

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