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Tree Fern - Dicksonia Antartica

Dicksonia antartica

Tree Fern - Dicksonia Antartica, one of the oldest plants in the world, this Jurassic looking fern is the hardiest tree fern variety.

It looks great when planted with smaller ferns. A slow growing fern, the woody stem with its tell-tale hairy base can eventually reach a height of 6 metres. The fronds can spread out and form a canopy from anything between two to six metres in diameter.

The top portion can be cut down and replanted in moist ground to re-root so you can cultivate more Dicksonia Antarticas. This fern thrives in moist, sheltered woodland slopes, so ensure it is heavily mulched and well watered. It does well in Britain and often self-sows in Cornish gardens.

It's hardy to -5°c. Our 2L potted plants are approximately 0.25m by 0.25m. There will be no woody stem on this size plant, but be patient and it will start to grow!

The 5L potted Dicksonia Antarctica has approximately 2-5cm of the 'crown'.

Native to:
Australia and New Zealand
Eventual height:
6 m
Eventual width:
3 m
Hardiness:
Full-half hardy
Sun:
Partial-full shade
Leaf:
Green fronds unfurling from top of central stem

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Price: £44.00

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Maintenance

Water the stem in summer and protect the crown from severe frost in winter by wrapping with shade cloth or straw.

Further information

The 1L potted plants are approximately 0.25m by 0.25m. Our 5L potted ferns are about 50cm wide and tall with the trunk starting to form showing a 2-5cm 'crown'.

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