Tree Ferns In Atlanta

Walking fern

Q: Are there any tree ferns that can be grown outdoors in the Atlanta area?

A: No. Australian tree fern, Cyathea cooperi, is the hardiest of the bunch, but I doubt it could tolerate the cold temperatures north of Macon. Plant one and let me know what happens. Email Walter at Listen to his occasional garden comments on “Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca” on Saturday mornings on 95.5 WSB. Visit his website,, or join his Facebook page at for his latest tips.

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