Miniature Tree Fern

Blechnum fraseri

Miniature Tree Fern / Maukurangi

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

IDENTIFY:     
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.

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

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

MORE INFO:
http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/nz-ferns/blechnum-fraseri-miniature-tree-fern.html
http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=1548
http://www.kaimaibush.co.nz/Ferns/Blechnum5.html

 

 

 

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