Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Filicium decipiens (Japanese Fern Tree)

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Common name :  Japanese Fern Tree or Deceiving Fern Tree
Family : Sapindaceae
Genus : Filicium

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.