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Questions About Tree Ferns

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 14, 2014

Q. Tree Fern Disease

Trunk of our Tasmanian Tree Fern has a lime green coating and is not sending out new fronds. What is it, and remedies?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 18, 2014
A.

Tasmanian tree ferns are generally quite hardy as long as they are in Zone 9-11; I would suggest taking a scraping from the trunk to your local extension service. This article will give you more information about tree ferns: http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/dicksonia-antarctica-australian-tree-fern

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2014

Q. Tree Fern Slime

How can I treat my tree ferns? Since the hard winter they have orange looking slime in the top. What can I try, if anything, to revive them?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2014
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you have a slime mold, which is feeding of decaying parts of the plant. Clean it off and treat the plant with fungicide. Since it feeds off decaying plant matter, this means the tree fern, at the very least, has damage. If it is still alive, it may recover, but will need a careful eye on it to look for pests and disease that are prone to attack sick plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 21, 2014

Q. Sick Tree

I have 2 Filicium decipiens (Japanese fern trees). One of them is turning yellow while the other is beautiful and green. What’s wrong? What do I do to save my tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
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Chlorosis (yellowing) is common in these plants and is often the result of an iron deficiency, but may be attributed to unseasonably cooler temps as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

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Asked by
dazzybarton on
June 29, 2015
E11 leyton

Q. fern in garden grows like a tree

We have like a fern in our garden but it grows like a tree. This plant is from the garden next door – from the root. It’s a real problem. The more I cut it and a drop of rain and sun hits, it’s up a foot in height. We just keep cutting but does no good at all. The leaves are pretty big and they unfold.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2015
Certified Expert
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The neighbors plant or tree must be sending out runners that have decided to pop out in your yard.

You can trim back the invasive plant and dab the cut stem with a herbicide. Do this carefully so that it does not kill anything else in your yard.

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Asked by
john_hickin on
August 11, 2015
midlands uk

Q. Australian fern trees

How high can Australian fern trees grow?

Answered by
shelley on
August 11, 2015
Certified Expert
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According to my research, they can grow up to 49 feet high. For more information, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/tree-ferns/planting-tree-ferns.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by
scj on
May 19, 2016
Gestingthorpe, co9 3au

Q. Tree fern

What type of compost should I use for a Tree Fern, please? Standard ericaeous or is there a specific type?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 20, 2016
Certified Expert
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Most types of compost are just fine, a loamy-based ericaceous compost is great.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/tree-ferns/planting-tree-ferns.htm

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Asked by
info on
July 22, 2017
melbourne Dandenong Ranges

Q. tree ferns

Hi My problem is with our very healthy treeferns.
We live in Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges and the parrots love to break off the fronds from the treeferns making them look terrible! Mainly they break them half way down the frond. Each winter they destroy the ten healthy thick ferns, making them thin and sparse for summer. This has happened for the past two winters. I am sure they are nesting but I dont see any nests in the middle of the treeferns and they dont carry off the broken off fronds as they are all on the ground. Is there something I can do to discourage these birds from doing this?

Thanks Jennifer

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 24, 2017
Certified Expert
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My research shows netting the plants is the most recommended.
Other ideas are balloons and even hang old cd's from the plants.

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