Tree Ferns, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Tree Ferns are large woody ferns and those offered for sale are usually from the species Cyathea or Dicksonia. Tree Ferns in general prefer a shade position with moist conditions, usually forest conditions.
Tree Ferns will thrive when these conditions are reproduced when building or landscaping, the shady side of building or factory, under eaves or next to fences facing south.
Mulch and leaf litter around the base of the fern will help reproduce natural conditions.
The Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica or soft tree fern is the fern that can be harvested with licence. (the ferns has fronds removed and roots cut of when sold, roots will regrow when planted.
Cyathea australis or rough tree fern is the most common tree fern, it cannot be harvested in the same way and needs a root system to survive.
Specialist nurseries offer a range of tree ferns of different sizes for purchase, ready to transplant into any landscaping situation.
Due to demand some nurseries are establishing small plantations to ensure a sustainable source of tree ferns.
WHOLESALE TREE FERNS
C. cooperi is the Lacy Tree Fern often seen in home gardens, it derives this name from its delicate fronds.
Also referred to as the ‘coin spotted tree fern’ due to the distinctive marks left on the trunk where the old fronds break off, these look like ‘coin spots’ .
1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road Kinglake West 3757
Offering a specialist variety of Australian native Ferns plus Dendrobium/Dockrillia & Sarcochilus species & hybrids in pots, loose, or mounted. Species Cymbidium sauve and maddidum.
MR FERN NURSERIES Pty Ltd
260 Amiets Road Wyelangta VIC 3237
phone: (03) 52 373216 fax: (03) 52373270
Specialist grower, harvester and exporter of Australian Dicksonia and Cyathea tree ferns. New facilities to meet 2007 EU importing regulations. Inquiries welcome.
9910 Pacific Hwy, Woodburn, NSW, 2472
Phone 02 66822988 Mobile 0428 822988 Fax 02 66822339
Grass Trees, Livistonia (Cabbage) Palms, Canary Island Date Palms, Golden Canes, Clivia, Bangalow Palms, Bismarkia, Drakos, Bird Nest Ferns, Advances Palms, Advanced Cycads, Agave, Bird of Paradise Strelitzia Reginae and Nicolai, Cycads, Dracena Marginata, Cordylines.
14a Black Hill Rd, Menzies Creek, Vic, 3159
ph: 03 5968 3101 fax: 03 5968 3020
Wholesale Nursery specialising in ferns including elks, stags, birdsnests, treeferns (trunks and potted) and ground ferns. Available from 5″ pots to specimen size.