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Afrocarpus gracilior (African fern pine)

Other names: Podocarpus gracilior, East African yellowwood, Weeping podocarpus, Fern podocarpus, Decussocarpus gracilior, Nageia falcata var. gracilior

A. gracilior is a rounded, evergreen, coniferous tree with pendent branch tips, spirally-arranged, leathery, broadly linear, dark green leaves and insignificant, yellow flowers in spring followed by small, cylindrical, pale brown cones on male trees and, on female trees, seed cones enclosed in a fleshy, ovoid, powdery blue coating that matures yellow-orange.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 25m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
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Athyrium pycnocarpon (Glade fern)

Other names: Narrow-leaved glade fern, Diplazium pycnocarpon, Silvery spleenwort, Narrow-leaved spleenwort, Asplenium pycnocarpon, Homalosorus pycnocarpon, Diplaziopsis pycnocarpa, Ostrich fern

A. pycnocarpon is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with arching, sterile fronds and erect, fertile fronds, both divided into narrowly lance-shaped pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Fern arum)

Other names: Aroid palm , Zanzibar gem, ZZ plant, Z-Z plant

Z. zamiifolia is a tender, evergreen perennial, typically grown as an indoor plant, with pinnate, glossy, dark green leaves divided into paired, elliptic to ovate leaflets. Green spathes occasionally appearing at the base of the leaves in summer are followed by white fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Osmunda regalis (Royal fern)

Other names: Rusty fern, Water fern, Osmund royal, King fern, Common flowering fern, Ditch fern, Buckhorn brake, Blooming fern, Herb christopher

O. regalis is a hardy fern, forming a large clump of bipinnate fronds with russet-brown spores at the tips. The fronds are flushed red in autumn.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 2.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive fern)

Other names: Bead fern, Japanese ostrich fern, Ostrich fern

O. sensibilis is a deciduous fern with broad, pale green, lobed fronds.
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Ultimate spread 2.5m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Doodia media (Common rasp fern)

Other names: Rasp fern, Pukupuku, Hacksaw fern, Doodia australis

D. media is a tufted, borderline hardy, evergreen to semi-evergreen fern with arching, rough, leathery, lance-shaped, pinnate to pinnatifid, dark green fronds, red or pink when young.
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Ultimate spread 1.2m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken)

Other names: Adder's spit, Brake fern, Eagle brake, Eagle fern, Fern of God, Hog brake, Pasture brake, Western brackenfern, Decomposition brackenfern, Hairy brackenfern

P. aquilinum is a vigorous, coarse, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with arching to nearly horizontal, triangular, bi- or tri-pinnate, mid-green fronds.
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Ultimate spread 2m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Onychium japonicum (Carrot fern)

Other names: Claw fern, Sichuan lace, Onychium japonicum 'Sichuan Lace', Japanese claw fern

O. japonicum is a clump-forming, borderline hardy, deciduous fern with wiry, black stems bearing upright to arching, dark green, tripinnate fronds with feathery, finely-divided pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern)

Other names: Ostrich-feather fern, Shuttlecock fern

M. struthiopteris is a deciduous fern forming large erect rosettes with bright green, fronds surrounding shorter, brownish fronds.
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Ultimate spread 2.5m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Cystopteris fragilis (Brittle bladder fern)

Other names: Brittle fern, Fragile fern, Aspidium fragile, Cyathea fragilis, Cyclopteris fragilis, Aspidium viridulum, Aspidium dentatum

C. fragilis is a compact, clump-forming, deciduous fern with erect rhizomes bearing lance-shaped, bi- or tripinnate, grey-green fronds with pointed frond tips.
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Ultimate spread 0.2m
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Ultimate height 0.2m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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