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Dicksonia antarctica - Tasmanian Tree Fern


Dicksonia antarctica - Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica - Tasmanian Tree Fern)

Looking down on a tall Dicksonia antarctica at the Sunol Country Club in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo taken May 13, 2012.



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Oooh, gorgeous.

15 May, 2012

 

Thanks! They typically don't look so good in Sunol (but this one in the shade of the building). It's gets too hot. They do better closer to the coast.

15 May, 2012

 

I fancy trying one of these at the north end of the garden - there is a large pine tree next door that should help protect it from the winter wet maybe.........

15 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

Good luck! I know they like cool, shady growing conditions. There's many in the San Francisco Bay Area, which look fantastic! Here in San Diego most look okay, at best (it's too warm). I think Dicksonia squarrosa, Cyathea cooperi (Australia tree fern), and Cyathea medullaris (New Zealand black tree fern) look much better here in San Diego.

16 May, 2012

 

Worth a punt I reckon................

16 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

Yes, it's definitely worth a try.

16 May, 2012

 

Oh that is something, we are growing two Dicksonias Antarticas bought from different suppliers and they are not a bit alike, hoping one could be a Dicksonia fibrosa.....they are so slow, I might have to cheat and buy a large one with a proper trunk!!

17 May, 2012

 

Dottydaisy2:

They grow pretty fast in the San Francisco Bay Area. This one had a trunk 10ft./3.04m tall. I took this photo from the upper level of the building.

18 May, 2012

 

Wow they are very very slow here, the one has grown about three inches in two years!!

22 May, 2012

 

Wow, that's extremely slow!

23 May, 2012



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