Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Filicium decipiens (Japanese Fern Tree)

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Common name :  Japanese Fern Tree or Deceiving Fern Tree

Filicium decipiens is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, India, tropical Africa. It's called 'Japanese Fern Tree' because of its large fern like leaves. It is a moderate slow grower which can reach up to 40 feet in height. Filicium decipiens is very dense which makes it widely planted as shade tree.