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Tree FernDicksonia antarcticaAustralian Tree Fern

5 Options from £23.99

Half-Hardy Perennial
What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

Creates an extraordinary sight!

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.

1 tree fern plant in 2 litre pot £23.99 Out of Stock
2 tree fern plants in 2 litre pots £41.98 Out of Stock
1 tree fern with 15cm trunk £47.99 By The End Of March 2021
2 tree ferns with 15cm trunk £83.99 By The End Of March 2021
1 tree fern 90cm trunk £99.99 By The End Of March 2021
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
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 90cm (3ft) trunk. Height and spread: 4m (13’).

Conservatory, Exotic Garden, Greenhouse, Patio, Specimen Plant, Woodland Garden


dappled shade, shade, semi shade

400cm (158in)

400cm (157in)


1 Tree Fern Plant In 2 Litre Pot (V56808)
2 Tree Fern Plants In 2 Litre Pots (V56809)
1 Tree Fern With 15cm Trunk (V57692)
2 Tree Ferns With 15cm Trunk (V57693)
1 Tree Fern 90cm Trunk (V61000)

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.

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.


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