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Table Mountain Fern
Blechnum tabulare

Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Blechnum (BLEK-num) (Info)
Species: tabulare (tab-yoo-LAIR-ee) (Info)
Synonym:Pteris tabularis

Category:

Ferns

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Thousand Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 13, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I haven't had this fern long and got it as a dinky fernling... but seems to tolerate southern California weather OK. It eventually grows up into a suckering miniature tree fern with simple, large leaflets. It's a native of Africa and South America.