Cyathea Australis Tree Ferns.
The Cyathea Australis Tree Fern also known as the RoughTree Fern or Australian Tree Fern is amazing and one of the most exotic looking tree ferns, native to Australia. It's thick trunk is densely clothed with matted fibrous roots and is very slow growing around 2cm a year. In contrast its amazing lush green pinnately divided fronds spring from the crown in a rosette, growing incredibly quickly, given enough water and Tree Fern Feed. Unlike the Dicksonia Antarctica it is more adaptable to a variety of climates and soil, even being tolerant of salty winds and exposure to more direct sunlight. Probably the easiest Cyathea to grow altough not quite as hardy as the Dicksonia. Trunk hardy down to around -7/8 degrees for short periods, but it will need protection in prolonged winter freezing. The fronds are less hardy similar to the Dicksonia Antarctica. In winter protect the crown with handful of straw to prevent snow and ice settling. Wrap the trunk and fronds with layers of fleece.
Not many plants can match the elegance of this Tree Fern. With the popularity of Tree Ferns increasing in the UK, sustainability is very important. At The Palm Tree Company all of our Cyathea are sourced from sustainable nurseries. These tree ferns are exceptional and the very best quality available anywhere. We are able to transport tree ferns complete with Fronds if they have them at time of delivery.
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CYATHEA AUSTRALIS. Australian Tree Fern
Latin Name: Cyathea Australis. Alsophila Australis.
Common Name: Rough Tree Fern. Hill Tree Fern.
Origin: Southeastern Queensland. New South Wales. Southern Victoria in Australia.
Hardiness: Trunk hardy to -7-8 degrees for short periods.
Growth: Huge and amazingly beautiful green pinnately divided fronds which grow incredibly quickly an may exceed the height of the trunk. Slow growing solitary trunk, covered with brown fibrous roots. In winter protect the crown with handful of straw to prevent snow and ice settling. Wrap the trunk and fronds with layers of fleece. Adaptable to a variety of climates ans soil and will tolerate salty winds and a relative sunny position if roots are wet.
Sun: Adaptable. Partial Sun/ Partial shade.
Soil: requires good drainage.
Moisture: Water regularly into the crown. Keep trunk moist. Avoid watering into the crown in Winter.
Feed: Feed regularly with Tree Fern Feed throughout the summer starting around May.
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