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Here’s the one I think might be the type species. Must be 30’ tall, (9m), incredibly beautiful, and an enormous base. I’m surprised I’ve not found seedlings anywhere around the plant. 

It grew extremely fast when younger and I had no idea it would be as tall as the Iriartea planted adjacent to it. 

Tim 

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Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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Wow Tim, very impressive collection. That giant is awesome! Any idea of what is was supposed to be? Been looking for Cibotium menziesii spore for some time. If you ever collect some I would be very interested.

 

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Michael, it was supposed to a New Caledonian tree fern, but not positive on a definite ID. I don’t remember the mother plant, maybe I didn’t look up. 

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Hilo, Hawaii

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OK, here are the three species I grow in my tiny garden in San Francisco.

Cyathea autralis, 21 feet of stem, (6.4m) 

Then C. medularis with 21 feet of stem (6.09m)

and Sadleria cyathoides 67 inches, (1.7m)

The third image shows my Ceroxlyon quindiuense in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm soory but these images are out of order.  I tried three times to post them in the correct  order.  The first one is  C. medularis, then Sadleria,  then C. medularis, and lastly C. australis. :unsure:

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11 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

I'm soory but these images are out of order.  I tried three times to post them in the correct  order.  The first one is  C. medularis, then Sadleria,  then C. medularis, and lastly C. australis. :unsure:

amazing darold.  oh how nice it would be to grow tree ferns in open sky ... LOL.  the juxtaposition of your yard against the cityscape is beautiful.  thanks for sharing. 

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10 hours ago, mwardlow said:

Awesome tree fern collection! How old is your Sadleria and has it always been solitary? Mine has multi trunks.

Mine was originally two stems but one stem died.  The plant was a road side collection from Saddle Road, uphill from Hilo.  It was a small start,  planted in December, 2004.

Can anyone direct me to the form with reddish new fronds ??  Fern Factory had it,   but now lists it as 'out of stock'.

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31 minutes ago, tinman10101 said:

amazing darold.  oh how nice it would be to grow tree ferns in open sky ... LOL.  the juxtaposition of your yard against the cityscape is beautiful.  thanks for sharing. 

Tin,  the westward view is from the deck off our master bedroom suite on the third story of our home.  I built this myself in 1987-88 on top of the original building.  The ocean is about 1.2 miles away (2 km).   If you follow the rachis line of the Howea frond on the left out to its tip you can just barely see the ocean horizon through the Monterey cypress trees.   (Cupressus macrocarpa)

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3 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

Tin,  the westward view is from the deck off our master bedroom suite on the third story of our home.  I built this myself in 1987-88 on top of the original building.  The ocean is about 1.2 miles away (2 km).   If you follow the rachis line of the Howea frond on the left out to its tip you can just barely see the ocean horizon through the Montery cypress trees.   (Cupressus macrocarpa)

wow ... i thought you climbed on your roof darold. haha.  i want to do the same off our second story.  hats off to you for building it yourself.  

yes ... i noticed the ocean horizon line.  it must be amazing to have morning coffee off this deck although it does look a bit chilly.  regardless, its a beautiful view.  :D

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Mine is from Jim at the fern factory. It never gets really red, just on the ends in the spring. He thinks it is environmental not a different form. 

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This may sound weird but I signed up to this site just to reply to this two year old post. 
 

I have a cyathea arborea in San Francisco California. 
I can post photos or something once I figure the site out 

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12 minutes ago, mwardlow said:

Both my C. medullaris are waking up after a long wet winter.

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Absolutely stunning Michael! Could you disclose how old it is and at what size it was planted?

Cheers 

Tin

 

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I believe these are reputed to be slow growers, but I have not found that to be the case in our cool maritime climate. Dicksonia antarctica, 3 years from a 5 gallon. The other most common choice to its left, Sphaeropteris cooperi

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Hard to get a decent photo, but it's getting a girthy stem. 

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Sphaeropteris is a double. Native Polystichum munitum and Blechnum spicant beneath.

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Blechnum gibbum somewhere under there.

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After a fruitless search for Cyathea howeana , I settled on a couple of tiny Sphaeropteris robusta (Cyathea robusta), which are now quickly filling up 1 gallon pots and will likely be planted out in the spring.

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