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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Cooper's tree fern Australian tree fern
lacy tree fern scaly tree fern
Alsophila cooperi Cyathea cooperi
Cyathea are evergreen tree ferns, but may be deciduous in cold areas, the rhizome forming an erect trunk clothed in fibrous roots, bearing large, pinnately-divided fronds with scaly stalks, in a rosette at the top
C. cooperi is a fast-growing tree fern reaching 5m in ideal conditions, with a slender stem and mid-green fronds up to 4m long.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
In areas prone to frost, grow in a container under glass with a minimum winter temperature of 10?C. The plant may be placed outside during the summer in a sheltered and partially-shaded spot. It requires a moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil; in hot, dry summers water the stem as well as the soil, but avoid watering the crown in winter. Apply liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season. Will grow without winter protection only in milder areas
Propagate by sowing spores as soon as ripe
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary
Pests Generally pest free outdoors
Generally disease free
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