Filicium decipiens 1
Filicium decipiens 1

Filicium decipiens
(Japanese Fern Tree)
USDA Zone: 10A – 11
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Origin: India and Tropical East Africa
Type: Evergreen Tropical and Tender Perennials


Typical Height: 30’-35’
(9.0–10.0mts)
Typical Spread: 30’-35’
(9.0–10.0mts)


Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Fragrant: Apricots
Flowering Season: Spring - Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Sapindaceae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Pinnately compound
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
7G (2’-4’)
15G (4’-8’)
25G (8’-10’)
45G (10’-12’)
FG (8’-20’ OA)
(2.4-3.6mts OA)

Typical planting distance:
20'-25' O.C.
(6 – 7.5mts)

Common Uses: Parking Lots, Boulevards, Residence, Parks,
Category: Medium Tree

Notes: The Symmetry of this tree is almost perfect and requires virtually no trimming to maintain; Dense shade; Very elegant medium tree; one of the best medium shade trees;
 
+ In this Photo:
Filicium decipiens
(Japanese Fern Tree)
15' OA Height,
3.5' CT, 15' Canopy,
5" DBH

Philodendron 'Xanadu'
(Xanadu)

Codiaeum variegatum 'Curly Boy'
(Croton)

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
October 2013
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/japanese-fern-tree.html

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67773/

http://www.annstropics.com/Descriptions/Filicium_decipiens-Japanese_Fern_Tree.html