Australian Tree FernDicksonia antarctica

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.

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Feast your eyes on the extraordinary RHS AGM

Long

finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m

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Height Up to 400cm (13ft)
Spread Up to 400cm (13ft)

Half-hardy Perennial

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Description

Feast your eyes on the extraordinary RHS AGM Australian Tree Fern! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5') unfurl from the crown in a truly magical 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 species forms just 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly magnificent addition to a sheltered garden and makes the perfect specimen for woodland areas and exotic borders. Height and spread: 4m (13').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 7ft trunk (T59768)
1 x 5ft trunk (T59767)
2 x 0.5ft trunk (56459)
1 x 0.5ft trunk (56458)
2 x 2 litre potted plant (55575)
1 x 2 litre potted plant (55574)

How to Grow
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.
More Info

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 and hold in place with chicken wire, in late autumn before tying up the fronds and wrapping the entire plant and stem with horticultural fleece, do not use bubble wrap as this will keep the plant too damp and may rot it. Unwrap it once or twice throughout winter to turn the straw and discourage mould.

Delivery

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 £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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.

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