Calochlaena dubia – Bracken Fern

This hardy native fern has attractive evergreen foliage, producing dark green lacy fronds which cascade out from the base of the plant which make it great as a feature or mass planting. Native to the East Coast where it grows mainly as an understory plant in eucalyptus forests and rainforests. It grows commonly in poor soils in the wild, forming a rhizomatous clump which spreads underground creating dense banks where it is well established. An excellent garden or landscape plant as it is very easy to grow and low maintenance, responds well to pruning and thrives in a wide range of soil types including clay and poor soils.

Family : Dicksoniaceae
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Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Fern
Width : 1.5
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Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Calochlaena dubia
Common Name : Bracken Fern
Height : 2
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pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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