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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

Hardy Perennial

 Customer Rating
  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
dappled shade, shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £29.98 £19.99
Grow Blechnum in moist, humus-rich, acid soil. Choose a position in filtered, indirect light or deep shade. Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F), but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection.
Water Brazilian Tree Ferns freely during growth, and moderately over the winter months. The fronds may scorch in a dry atmosphere. Mist fronds regularly to maintain high humidity.

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 and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Reviews
  1. Nice ferns - quite slow growing?

    By Ali Kirk 02-12-2016

    I received my ferns back in the summer and potted them in a shady area. They have only grown quite slowly since then, and are still relatively small. They have just turned brown and now I'm wondering if the recent ice might have killed them off - could someone advise whether this is normal? Thanks

    Natalie
    02-12-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I can confirm Ferns will naturally turn brown and die back in the winter so this is nothing to be concerned with. Pack in some fresh compost round the base of the plants and allow your Fern to due back completely and fresh fronds will form in the spring. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Responds well to a little TLC!

    By peter kelbrick 04-09-2016

    My ferns arrived in good condition and I potted them on immediately into 6" pots containing a home-made, bark-based compost and with a few chicken manure pellets added. After a little 'die-back' I removed any withered fronds and put the ferns into a shady spot by my pond, where they seem to like the dappled shade. Subsequent blustery wind and a short, daily period of direct sunlight did cause some scorching, but selecting a more sheltered, low-lying position and misting about three times a week have resulted in the ferns tripling in size in four weeks, with the unfurling of beautiful bright green fronds, some of which are tinged orange. I shall over-winter them carefully in situ and transplant them into large pots next spring. These have been a great addition to my garden.

    Richard
    04-09-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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