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Australian plants for Australia
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  • This buying guide should be treated as a 'rule of thumb' and I can't guarentee that it will be entirely accurate in all regions and with all species.

Climatic Zones & Latitude

  •     Here is a map of Australia showing our climatic zones:

  • The distribution map for each plant species gives you an idea of what part of Australia, and therefore what climatic zones, that species originates from.
  • Each dot represents a plant specimen, collected by a particular botanist, in the national herbarium collection and the heaviest concentration of dots can be regarded as the natural range of the plant species.
  • Individual dots that are isolated from the main concentration are most likely garden escapes, and that location on the Australian continent is not part of the natural range of the plant species.

Provenance

  • If you don't understand the difference between indigenous plants and Australian native or what I mean by 'provenance' please refer to the definitions page.
  • All the tube stock on this online nursery are indigenous plants whose provenance is the Melbourne metropolitan region.
  • For all 10cm, 12cm, 14cm and giant tubes the provenance is uncertain and they should be regarded as general Australian native plants, regardless of where you are in Australia.
  • If you are outside the Melbourne metropolitan area the only way you willl be able to get indigenous plants with a provenance that includes your home is to find a specialist indigenous nursery in your area.
  • But never the less the species distribution maps and the above climatic zone map can still be used to approximately match the your garden with a species that has a high likelihood of growing successfully.
  • The table below will help you make that judgement.
  • Particular with Eucalyptus and Acacia where there are large numbers of species to choose from, try and choose a species where the highest concentration of dots, in the distribution map, is over your location.
  • Particularly for these genera (Eucalyptus and Acacia), following this rule of thumb as much as possible will reduce the risk of introducing Australian native environmental weeds to your area.
  • Examples of Australian native environmental weeds are Sweet Pittosporum and Cootamundra Wattle.
  • If, for example, you are some where near Melbourne but want to grow a selection of spectacular species that originate from Western Australia then you will almost certainly have to go to the trouble of creating raised garden beds filled with a deep layer of sandy-gravelly soil to have a good chance of successfully growing those species.
  • If, on the other hand, you choose species that originate primarily from the Melbourne region and southern Victoria then, in most cases, you can simply plant those species in your esisting garden beds.
New plant zone Your garden zone Issues
The plant species is unlikely to survive the much drier conditions unless you water them daily for their lifetime.
The plant species may survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally.
The plant species will probably survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally through out their lives. They may also grow slower and not reach their full size.
The plant species may suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases that it does not normally encounter is drier conditions.
The plant species is likely to suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases not normally encountered in cooler conditions.
The plant species may suffer difficult to treat from fungal dieases if the difference in latitude between your garden and the red zone is large..
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 months. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time but, the smaller the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone, then less pronounced will be this problem.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and they will have to be watered religiously throughout their lives. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing, they will have to be watered occasionally throughout their lives and they will need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 to get them established. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. E.G. For Quandong Tree or Santalum acuminatum grown in a Melbourne garden, every year is a good year.
It is likely that the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. But, for example, if you are planting it in the green zone within Victoria then the colder winters may counter this effect.
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..

Soil Types

  • I have specified 3 main type of soil:
    1. Sandy or gravelly
    2. Sandy or loamy
    3. Clay or loamy
  • The geology on the western half of continental Australia is fundamentally different to that on the eastern half.
  • The eastern half of continental Australia is dominated by relatively young volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits of clay and silt derived from those rocks.
  • These are generally richer in nutirients and hold more water.
  • An exception is the Sydney region which is dominated by sandstone and sandy soils.
  • The western half of continental Australia is domianted by very ancient and heavilt eroded and leached rocks, often billions of year old.
  • In contrast the soils derived from these rocks are very poor in nutirients and hold very little water.
  • So naturally the plant species on either side of the continent have quite different adaptations that allow them to cope with the different soil types.
  • WA plants have root adaptations that make them extremely efficient at gleaning what little phosphorous is present in the poor soils.
  • In fact their roots are often so efficient that, if you put them in compost based garden soils that contain high leverls of phosphorous, they can absorb so much phosphorous that it becomes toxic to the plant.
  • In addition to this few of them cope well with 'wet feet'.
  • Hence most WA plants will perform best, in the eastern states, if you use some sort of crushed rock in the form of a 7mm minus (crushed brick, crushed bluestone, crushed sandstone or what ver else happens to be available in your area).
  • In my area I have access to crushed brick 7mm minus, Lilydale Toppings and Sunset Toppings.
  • These are a good approximation for the soil types that are common over in WA - free draining and low in nutrients.
  • It is just a matter of creating raised gardens filled with one of these rather than conventional compost based garden soils.
  • But if you have clay soil on a reaonably steep slope, or any other situation where it is unlikely that the clay will remain too wet for too long after rainfall, then WA plants may be worth a try.
  • You can also do things like partially burying the root ball of the plant in the clay and then mounding up gravel around it to cover up the remaining exposed root ball.

This species can withstand drier conditions than most other fern species and are often found growing in dry sclerophyll forests along side creeks. Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Adiantum aethiopicum
Common name: Common Maidenhair Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Adiantum formosum
Common name: Black Stem Maidenhair
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Adiantum hispidulum
Common name: Rough Maidenhair Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow signficantly larger under ideal conditions. They are ideal for ferneries.

Mature height4m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Angiopteris evecta
Common name: Giant Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium aethiopicum
Common name: Shredded Spleenwort
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium australasicum
Common name: Bird's Nest Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium australasicum 'Cristatum'
Common name: Crinkled Bird's Nest Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium bulbiferum
Common name: Mother Spleenwort
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionNot a naturally occurring hybrid


Scientific name: Asplenium bulbiferum x surrogatum
Common name: Spleenwort
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.3m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium flabellifolium
Common name: Necklace Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.25m
Mature Width0.25m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium milnei
Common name: Lord Howe Island Spleenwort
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Asplenium nidus
Common name: Bird's Nest Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum cartilagineum
Common name: Gristle Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum fluviatile
Common name: Ray Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum minus
Common name: Soft Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum nudum
Common name: Fish Bone Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.4m
Mature Width0.4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum patersonii
Common name: Strap Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.3m
Mature Width0.3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum penna-marina
Common name: Alpine Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Blechnum wattsii
Common name: Hard Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionNot a naturally occurring hybrid


Scientific name: Blechnum wattsii x minus
Common name: Water Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCalochlaena_dubia_.jpg


Scientific name: Calochlaena dubia
Common name: Rainbow Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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This species can withstand drier conditions than most other fern species and are often found growing in open grasslands under boulders. They are ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width30cm
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
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Scientific name: Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia
Common name: Rock Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.2m
Mature Width0.2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Cheilanthes distans
Common name: Bristle Cloak Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.3m
Mature Width0.3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCheilanthes_sieberi_.jpg


Scientific name: Cheilanthes sieberi
Common name: Mulga Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionChristella_dentata_.jpg


Scientific name: Christella dentata
Common name: Soft Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_australis_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea australis
Common name: Lacy Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_cooperii_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea cooperii
Common name: Scaly Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_cooperii_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea cooperii (crested)
Common name: Scaly Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_cooperii_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea cooperii (double crested)
Common name: Scaly Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_cunninghamii_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea cunninghamii
Common name: Slender Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_leichhardtiana_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea leichhardtiana
Common name: Prickly Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height6m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_marcescens_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea marcescens
Common name: Skirted Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$31.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They cannot be cut off at their base and re-planted - doing this will kill them.

Mature height5m
Mature Width3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionCyathea_robusta_.jpg


Scientific name: Cyathea robusta
Common name: Lacy Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionDavallia_pyxidata_.jpg


Scientific name: Davallia pyxidata
Common name: Hare's Foot Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These can grow much taller in ideal conditions. They can be cut off at their base and re-planted repeatedly if they get too tall.

Mature height6m
Mature Width3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Dicksonia antarctica
Common name: Soft Tree Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Doodia aspera
Common name: Prickly Rasp Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Doodia media
Common name: Common Rasp Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
DistributionGleichenia_dicarpa_.jpg


Scientific name: Gleichenia dicarpa
Common name: Coral Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height2m
Mature Width4m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Histiopteris incisa
Common name: Bat's Wing Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height3m
Mature Width3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Hypolepis glandulifera
Common name: Downy Ground Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
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Scientific name: Hypolepis muelleri
Common name: Harsh Ground Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Lastreopsis acuminata
Common name: Creeping Shield Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Lastreopsis decomposita
Common name: Trim Shield Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Lastreopsis hispida
Common name: Hairy Shield Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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This species is epiphytic, growing on tree trunks and fern trunks etc. So you can grow it over your tree ferns if you have any or in a pot with a tree fern trunk in it.

Mature heightAs high as the support
Mature WidthAs wide as the support
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Lygodium microphyllum
Common name: Climbing Snake Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Microsorum pustulatum
Common name: Kangaroo Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Pellaea falcata var falcata
Common name: Sickle Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for hanging baskets, pots and ferneries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Pellaea falcata var nana
Common name: Dwarf Sickle Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Polystichum proliferum
Common name: Mother Shield Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and large ferneries. It is a very tough fern that can withstand drier conditions than most species but it also spreads quite aggressively over time.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Pteridium esculentum
Common name: Bracken Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.2m
Mature Width1.2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Pteris tremula
Common name: Tender Brake Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Pteris umbrosa
Common name: Jungle Brake Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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This species is epiphytic, growing on tree trunks and fern trunks etc. So you can grow it over your tree ferns if you have any or in a pot with a tree fern trunk in it.

Mature heightAs high as the support
Mature WidthAs wide as the support
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Rumohra adiantiformis
Common name: Leather Leaf Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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These have a short stout trunk and very long fronds. Ideal for large pots and ferneries.

Mature height4m
Mature Width3m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade
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Scientific name: Todea barbara
Common name: King Fern
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Size: 12cm pot
Price$17.50
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