Scientific Name: Asparagus virgatus
Common Name: tree fern, African broom fern
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Berry (true), Orange, Red, Sep
Key ID Features:
Fern-like to some, highly branched and extremely fine-textured; leaves reduced to scales; cladodes needle-like and about 1cm long x <0.3mm wide.