Join Our Gardening Club

Popular 19 others are looking at this right now

Australian Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

Want to get notified when back in stock?

Loading...
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
The Australian Tree Fern makes an extraordinary sight! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5’) unfurl from the crown in a truly magnificent display that adds drama to damp, shaded areas of the garden. Native to Australia, Dicksonia antarctica is hardy to around -5°C (23°F) and thrives in the relatively mild, wet climate of the UK.  This slow growing RHS AGM species forms only 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly exciting addition to a sheltered garden and perfect for woodland areas and exotic borders. Supplied in 2 litre pot or as a 60cm (2ft) trunk. Height and spread: 4m (13’).


1 x 2ft Trunk (70256)

Plant Dicksonia antarctica plants in reliably moist, rich fertile, preferably acid soil. Choose a damp sheltered position in dappled or semi shade. A woodland situation is ideal. Alternatively, plant Tree Ferns in containers of humus rich soil that can be moved outdoors in summer and returned to a greenhouse or conservatory over winter.

Tree Ferns originate from the humid forests of Australia where they enjoy high levels of rainfall. When growing Tree Ferns it is recommended that the entire crown and stem be sprayed with water regularly, even after establishment. A liquid fertiliser can be applied in the same way from the second year after planting. During hot weather the trunk should be watered daily to maintain adequate moisture levels.

Dicksonia antarctica is hardy to -5C (23F). To protect it from particularly cold winter weather, pack the crown with straw in late autumn before tying up the fronds and wrapping the entire plant and stem with horticultural fleece. Unwrap it once or twice throughout winter to turn the straw and discourage mould.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

WHY NOT TRY THIS INSTEAD

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

36 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£19.99

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£39.99

16 Cell Window Propagator

16 Cell Window Propagator

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£7.99

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

12 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£8.99

3 Tiered Planter

3 Tiered Planter

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£34.99

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

62 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£28.99

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

17 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£14.99

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£21.99

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

Abelia 'Pinky Bells'

Abelia 'Pinky Bells'

1 Review
Add To Basket

3 Options From£29.99

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

1 Review
Add To Basket

3 Options From£29.99

Sign up to the Van Meuwen Gardener's Club for Special Offers

JOIN NOW