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Austral King-fern

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Kevin Sparrow
Todea barbara

A green tree fern-like plant that grows up to three metres tall with arching shiny leathery fronds. This fern has a barrel-shaped trunk covered in brown to black fibrous aerial roots, old plants develop multi-crowned trunks rarely more than a metre tall. It grows best in moist to wet organic soils in dappled sun to full sahde and tolerates waterlogging. A slow growing, long lived fern, requiring constant moisture, it is best planted beside shaded pools and in fern gardens.

Type: 
Ferns
Height: 
2 - 3m
Maintenance: 
Low
Light: 
Part Shade
Shade
Water Requirement: 
Medium
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Acidic Soils
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Qld/Tas

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