Scientific Name: Dicksonia antarcticum
Common Name: Tasmanian tree fern
Family Name: Dicksoniaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 °C)
Plant Type: Fern, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 3 - 4m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase, Weeping
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Whorled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Tripinnate, Lanceolate, Pinnately lobed
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Fern 2-3m tall with a dark brown fibrous trunk 10-20cm wide; fronds tripinnate, 1-2(-3)m long.