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Ferns | Dicksonia fibrosa

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Product Code:606
Mature Height:2-6m
Growth Habit:Arching, Clumping
Evergreen or Deciduous:Evergreen
Leaf Colour:Dark Green
Soil Moisture Requirements:Moist
Garden Position:Semi shade, Sheltered
Environmental Tolerances:Shade/Low Light
Garden Theme:NZ Native

Plant / Product Features:
Widespread throughout all three main islands and the Chathams but only really common in the mountainous areas of the central North Island. Small sturdy tree fern. Slow growing. One of the hardiest tree ferns and tolerates sun and moderate wind. It has a very thick, fibrous trunk of compressed, matted rootlets which can be quite large in older specimens. Usually grows as a single trunk. Produces a beautiful crown of fronds in a 'shuttlecock' shape. The fronds feel very crisp to touch, grow 1.5–3 metres in length and create a very symmetrical appearance. Old fronds can form a 'skirt' around the trunk which protects from drying out. Prefers cool moist conditions and protect the roots from drying out. Does not look as good in open exposed situations. Tolerant of some dryness but should be watered well during establishment (best done through the crown). Frost hardy. Traditionally used by Maori for making rat-proof storage containers.

Landscaping Uses:
Good planted in groups or as a specimen. Fit well with a tropical design as well as creating a very New Zealand atmosphere. Suitable for the smaller garden as the slowest growing of the tree ferns. Can tolerate more open sites than other tree ferns.

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Budget: Younger/smaller plants requiring time to grow in, ideal for large areas.
Landscape: Plant sizes used by professional landscapers.
Premium: Plants that have been 'grown on' to provide impact to your planting.
Instant: Large grade specimen trees providing an 'instant' effect.
Dicksonia fibrosa
Dicksonia fibrosa