Tree Ferns in the landscape

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by Wal, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Wal

    Wal Member

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    Here's good use of tree ferns. This is my sisters place in Sydney.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Great Topic Wal,

    Thanks for the pics.

    Tree ferns are a favorite of mine. I'll get some pics together when it stops raining. There are hundreds of the Hawaiian (Cibotium glauca and menziesii) on our property here on the Big Island.

    There is the occasional Australian Tree Fern that volunteers. We need to kill 'em right away. They can become a nuisance. :rolleyes:

    It's too bad they aren't collected more. As I understand it, there are some really nice species in places like Madagascar, New Caledonia, and even over on Lord Howe.

    BTW --- I'll have to study a map of Australia a little more. I was "talking" with Colin and didn't realize he was so far away from you. Do I remember a map you or someone else got together with little pins where all you Aussies are located?
     
  3. LJG

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    I have these two Dean - Cibotium glauca and menziesii. Menziesii is fickle here anytime there are dry winds. Also, it is funny you mention Australian Tree Fern volunteers. I could not beive it but gardens here in SoCal actually get volunteers.
     
  4. Dypsisdean

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    Len,

    You should get your hands on Cyathea princeps. A real beauty that does great in SoCal. Check out the two at my place next time you swing by.
     
  5. LJG

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    Sweet. Thanks Dean. I will make sure i do the transplant with great care. Thanks for the hook up.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

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    Cool, It's a deal. Leave your car in the garage and the keys with my son.
     
  7. tropicalb

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    I'll post some pics of the black tree ferns at my Dad's place soon...you guys will love 'em!
     
  8. Wal

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    Col to Wal = 1,074 km – about 13 hours 50 mins

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Kiama&daddr=Brisbane&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=67.640838,95.800781&ie=UTF8&ll=-31.06943,152.11462&spn=16.793085,23.950195&z=5

    Wal to Mikey = 1,681 km – about 22 hours 11 mins

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Brisbane&daddr=Cairns&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=67.640838,95.800781&ie=UTF8&z=5

    Mikey to Ari = 2,609 km – about 1 day 7 hours

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Cairns&daddr=Darwin&sll=-22.195615,149.393135&sspn=18.128123,23.950195&ie=UTF8&ll=-16.256867,138.295898&spn=18.782628,23.950195&z=5

    Ari to Jason = 4,065 km – about 2 days 0 hours

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Darwin&daddr=Mandurah&sll=-16.256867,138.295898&sspn=18.782628,23.950195&ie=UTF8&z=4

    Jason to Chris in Melbourne = 3,495 km – about 1 day 19 hours

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Mandurah&daddr=Melbourne&sll=-22.479085,123.995905&sspn=35.806562,47.900391&ie=UTF8&ll=-34.379713,130.341797&spn=32.202114,47.900391&z=4

    Chris to Mike in Port Macquarie = 1,257 km – about 14 hours 38 mins

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Melbourne&daddr=Port+Macquarie+NSW,+Australia&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=-34.597042,148.952637&sspn=4.042255,5.987549&ie=UTF8&ll=-33.541395,148.864746&spn=16.344684,23.950195&z=5

    Mike in Port Macquarie to Daryl = 484 km – about 6 hours 49 mins

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Port+macquarie&daddr=worongary&sll=-27.757445,153.22862&sspn=4.345064,5.987549&ie=UTF8&ll=-29.745302,153.182373&spn=8.52316,11.975098&z=6

    Daryl or Mike Green to Wal = 85.4 km – about 1 hour 19 mins

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Worongary&daddr=Manly&sll=-27.758785,153.23048&sspn=2.172863,2.993774&ie=UTF8&ll=-27.757445,153.22862&spn=4.345064,5.987549&z=7
     
  9. Wal

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    I have that tree fern from Lord Howe Island, not going so well last I looked.
     
  10. putu enjula

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    Oh! How I miss self-pruning tree ferns!! They look so neat. Thanks for the pic Wal.
     
  11. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks for the maps Wal,

    I had no idea. Could you guys get any more spread out?
     
  12. ariscott

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    We do it deliberately Dean... just to annoy you :) :)

    BTW, I have one tree fern... tiny, volunteer from one of my pot. Not sure what it is... When it looks half decent, I will post photo. At the moment, it is half dead, as Scott pulled it out of the pot a bit rough... I think it will be ok though.

    Regards, Ari :)
     
  13. Wai`anae CRider

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    There is one of the Aussie tree ferns that keeps sending up new fronds and I cut them off each time I hike the trail. The darn thing is on to steep a dirt slope to stand there and cut the trunk which must be 1 foot in diameter down.

    Maybe someday I'll bring some rope and tie my self off so I dont slip and kill the darn thing. I pulled up to little ones last month. :mad:
     
  14. Dean W.

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    Nice photos, Wal!:cool:
     
  15. Palmmermaid

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    Nice photos, Wal! I really like tree ferns. I noticed you have them in a pretty sunny location. I would like to have a couple in my garden. I can only imagine how many orchids I could put on one!

    Does anyone living here in South Florida know if they will do well here? And if it makes a difference if they are Hawaiian or Australian species?

    Wal, Australia is so big, that's why I would like to spend a year there. The only way to see just the highlights!
     
  16. This is a Cyathea tree fern, with double crown, close by the city of Ciudad Neily.Zona sur of Costa Rica.
    This is on a mountain range called Fila de Cal, limestone covered in volcanic ash, the land is from a neighbour who was building a road, and this beautiful treefern was saved from the dozer.Climate: 600 meters above sea level.
     

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  17. Dypsisdean

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    Jose Maria,

    I noticed many beautiful tree ferns in Costa Rica during the IPS Biennial.

    I have hundreds of the Hawaiian Tree Fern Cibotium glaucum here on the Big Island. Check out these series of 360 degree panoramas showing many of them. They are linked to the first one here, so "look" with your mouse.

    PANORAMAS
     
  18. Dypsisdean,

    Nice place to live, surrounded by this magnificent garden.
    Is this your house?
    Are there specifics available as for the garden design, plants ?
    The ferns were there already ,in the forest ,before the house was built?
    A panorama like this makes it worthwhile to be in Palmpedia.

    Saludos
     
  19. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks Jose Maria,

    Yes, that is my young garden. And yes, all the tree ferns were here naturally, as were the large trees. All the palms and other "color" have mostly been planted in the last three years. There is much more to do. And I have a lot more of the garden to show. The panoramas are a brand new idea.

    I am not sure how much of Palmpedia you have seen so far.

    Have you seen the other garden pictorials here?

    GARDEN PICTORIALS
     
  20. Dypsisdean,

    Yes the panoramas are something I cant get enough of.

    I m also looking forward to the pics of the Wilson Botanical Garden in San Vito, Costa Rica, it is close by ( 30 kilometres) and I knew Robert and Catherine Wilson years ago.
    They stimulated my interest in botany.

    Here are some more photos of tree-ferns, I know they are Cyatheas,but there are some 30 diferent kinds in Costa Rica, and I dont want to name them without being sure.

    Saludos
     

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  21. Dypsisdean

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    Jose Maria,

    Thanks again for those pics.

    The Wison Garden topic was started by two countrymen of yours up in San Jose. They are young twin brothers who I met when in country a few months ago.

    Unfortunately, they have not followed up with any pics, etc. Maybe they will in the future. if you ever get up there, you are welcome to add to that topic in the wiki.

    When I mentioned the other gardens, I was referring to more than the recent panoramas. There are some other regular pictorials of other gardens as well. And this one even has slide shows with music.

    ANOTHER HAWAIIAN GARDEN
     
  22. Aloha Dean,

    I definitely have to go to visit the Wilson Botanical garden, and take some pics.Glad you met the people in charge. When the IPS meeting took place in San Jose I was not "connected "yet to the palm aficionados. Sorry I wasnt there.

    This is a picture of the rain forest we got here, ...means forest with rain included!
    I took the camera to a neighbourts farm( more like a forest) but the rain didnt want me to take any pics. This friend lined the trails in his farm with treeferns.
    Next time I hope for a chance to photograph them.

    Saludos
     

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  23. Peter

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    Nice photos guys. I love tree ferns, and I'm growing several varieties here in inland Socal. I've got C. cooperii, C. 'brentwood', which is a robust version of cooperii I believe, C. medullaris, C. nouveacalidonica, and a Cyathea from Costa Rica, which I always forget the name of. Mine is still relatively small, but I saw it's sibling at Barbara Hoshizaki's(sp?) garden and it's a monster-can't wait. Here is my young one:
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  24. Moose

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    I love tree ferns !!! :)
     

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