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Australian Tree FernDicksonia antarctica

9 Options from £19.99

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.
1 x 2 litre potted plant £19.99 Out of Stock
2 x 2 litre potted plant £34.98 Out of Stock
1 x 0.5ft trunk £39.99 Out of Stock
1 x 1ft trunk £59.99 Out of Stock
2 x 0.5ft trunk £69.99 Out of Stock
1 x 3ft trunk £99.99 Out of Stock
1 x 2ft trunk £89.99 Out of Stock
1 x 5ft trunk £199.99 Out of Stock
1 x 7ft trunk £399.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery

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').


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

Half-hardy

Dappled shade, Shade

Up to 4m (156in)

Up to 4m (13ft)

A little experience

A little experience

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

1 X 2 Litre Potted Plant (T55574)
2 X 2 Litre Potted Plant (T55575)
1 X 0.5ft Trunk (T56458)
1 X 1ft Trunk (T70254)
2 X 0.5ft Trunk (T56459)
1 X 3ft Trunk (T59766)
1 X 2ft Trunk (T70256)
1 X 5ft Trunk (T59767)
1 X 7ft Trunk (T59768)

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.

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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