HAWAIIAN TREE FERN

FAMILY: Cibotiaceae | GENUS: CIBOTIUM

TYPE
  • Ferns
  • Trees
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

These evergreen ferns are superb for creating tropical effects. A solitary brown trunk the upper portion of which is thickly covered with silky hairs supports arching, intricately divided, feathery-looking fronds. Provide reasonably fertile, well-drained soil and shelter from strong winds. Prune to remove old or injured fronds. The two Hawaiian natives listed here are hardy to 30F; beyond their hardiness range, they can be grown in a large greenhouse or sunroom in bright light.

cibotium chamissoi

  • To 6 feet., possibly 20 feet tall, with crown spreading about 10 feet wide.
  • Yellow-green fronds.

cibotium glaucum

  • Very slow growth to 20 feet tall, with crown to 15 feet wide.
  • Leathery, gray-green to bluish fronds with waxy undersides.

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