Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

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Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:03 pm

I am really liking this tree fern, for its slender trunk it looks fantastic, ok not as hard as the Antarctica but, with some protection i think it will be ok. Is anybody growing one? does anybody have a picture to post of theirs. And where sells them for a good price? Thank you very much in advance. icon_thumleft
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:37 pm

I've got a small one settled in after a year and hopefully next year it will put on some good growth.


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Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:13 pm

Where did you get it from Kris? and do you have a picture of it mate? I think these are fab, i would love one of these.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:38 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:Where did you get it from Kris? and do you have a picture of it mate? I think these are fab, i would love one of these.
Got it from Amulree. Poor transport snapped all the fronds last July. It has recovered and thrown out quite a few fronds this year.

Arlon has some good ones I believe....


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Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:27 pm

I would of sent it back and told them to replace it! that is shockingly bad. Fare enough not there fault, but at the same point you wasn't paying for a damaged plant.
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Post by Tom2006 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:49 pm

Got three good plug plants from a nursery on eBay. They are very healthy and growing well. They need substantial protection if left outside but everyone I've seen with them brings them indoors or a heated greenhouse/conservatory over winter.
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Post by sanatic1234 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:21 am

I would keep mine potted tom, and sink the pot into the ground in the growing season. I would store mine either in my shed which is frost free, and always seems to be warm. :lol: or there is my store room that has a lowest temp of 10c. They can take -4c so i have read in the j****e seeds catalogue. if you don't mind me asking tom when did you buy the plug plants? these would take a while wouldn't they to form any kind of trunk?
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:05 am

sanatic1234 wrote:I am really liking this tree fern, for its slender trunk it looks fantastic, ok not as hard as the Antarctica but, with some protection i think it will be ok. Is anybody growing one? does anybody have a picture to post of theirs. And where sells them for a good price? Thank you very much in advance. icon_thumleft
PM sent San as its public forum and someone could pinch from under your nose .......... icon_thumleft

Make a cheeky offer dude , they won't want them hanging around for the winter icon_thumright
Yorkshire Kris wrote: Arlon has some good ones I believe....
Will take a pic later (subject to me remembering :lol: )


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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:55 pm

Pics as promised.

Taken from up a step ladder earlier, both cyathea now spanning just under 10ft
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and from an upstairs window to get them both in the pic.......
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Re: Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

Post by The Codfather » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:57 pm

On my wanted list.........

I see you have had your camera out today Arlon.........did you take any more pics of anything else ????
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:58 pm

nosey git :lol: :lol:


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Post by The Codfather » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:47 pm

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME....UPDATE YOUR BLOG......AND YES ITS IN UPPER CASE, JUST RELISED BUT I AINT TYPING IT AGAIN ! :lol:
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Re: Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

Post by Leigh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:07 pm

After reading an old thread on here it seems there can be a lot of confusing between Australis and Cooperii when small is there a easy way to tell em apart for a old thicko like me icon_rabbit

Not the best pic i know but these where marked as Austrlis
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Re: Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

Post by The Codfather » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:31 pm

how hardy actually are they ????
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Re: Anybody growing a cyathea cooperii

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:39 pm

Leigh wrote:After reading an old thread on here it seems there can be a lot of confusing between Australis and Cooperii when small is there a easy way to tell em apart for a old thicko like me icon_rabbit

Not the best pic i know but these where marked as Austrlis
Not an expert Leigh but i think there's a good chance they are Australis. A bit difficult to see but they don't seem to have the abundant golden fuzz that the cooperi's have, the stipes look a little on the bare side in comparison to my cooperi's.

I like the look of those icon_thumleft


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