Miniature Tree Fern

Blechnum fraseri

Miniature Tree Fern / Maukurangi

The name Blechnum comes from a Greek term for fern, and fraseri commemorates Scottish botanist Charles Fraser.

1m x 5m, colony-forming. Like a tree fern, but with trunks no greater than 1 inch. Fronds are glossy, and hairless above and below. Leaflets run almost to the base of the stems like little green wings.

Great for a lush native feel in cool shaded areas. Well suited to a planted office foyer where air-conditioning keeps temperatures down.

Suits clay sites with shade or dappled light. Prefers cool. Can spread rapidly, but hard to establish.





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