Australian Tree Fern

Australian Tree Fern


In stock


Also known in its native country as the lacy tree fern because of its delicate fronds, the Australian tree fern is a tropical giant whose trunk can reach a height of more than 20 feet. The long, large leaves form a handsome canopy and give a tropical feel to the landscape.

This plant is just begging to be an eye-catching specimen plant in your landscape. Great for shaded gardens in South and Central Florida or well-protected areas farther north, Australian tree fern truly shines. For a tropical oasis look, plant by a pool or small pond where the interesting canopy can be reflected beautifully in the water.

SKU: N/A Category: Tags: ,
Read More About Pot Size
9" pot (2.25 gallons)
14" Pot (7 gallons)

Select any combination of 2 or more plants for a 15% to 20% discount (some exceptions may apply)


Discount per quantity

Quantity Price % Discount
2 $53.99$125.99 10%
3+ $47.99$111.99 20%



Australian tree fern (Sphaeropteris cooperi) has a single trunk that can reach between 15 and 30 feet tall. The trunk has a brown, hairy appearance and grows up to a foot in diameter. As old fronds fall off, distinctive coin-shaped spots will form on the trunk. Like all ferns, these plants reproduce by spores which are found on the undersides of the mature leaves. In South and Central Florida these ferns are evergreen.

Planting and Care

Australian tree fern grows best in areas with high humidity and very warm temperatures. In South and Central Florida, Australian tree fern can be grown outside; farther north it should be grown in an area where it is protected from the cold. A note about this fern: the soft fronds have hair-like structures that will cling to your clothes and skin if you contact them. These can be quite itchy, so keep this in mind as you work around your tree fern.

Australian tree fern needs an area that is shaded and has well-drained soil. As with all ferns, this plant performs best when it is kept moist. Other than an occasional irrigation during dry times and the removal of spent, lower fronds, Australian tree fern should be regarded as a low-maintenance plant worth a place in Florida landscapes.

Additional information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 14 × 14 in
Pot Size


Light Condition

Shade, Partial


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.