Gleichenia dicarpa – Coral Fern

A tall fern for moist areas, likes sunny aspects as well as part shade. One common name ‘tangle fern’ is from the roots which trap organic matter, which helps improve erosion areas. Found in moist areas and in tall open forests along the east coast of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania.

Family:Gleicheniaceae
Scientific Name:Gleichenia dicarpa
Common Name:Coral Fern
Other Common Names:Pouched Coral Fern
Plant Type:Fern
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Poolside
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Bog gardens, Erosion control

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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