(Soft Tree Fern) Most suited to a sheltered, shady garden this is a beautiful slow growing tree fern with impressively long, deeply divided dark green fronds once established.
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Native to Eastern Australia, this is a beautiful slow growing tree fern with impressively long, deeply divided dark green fronds once established. This fern gradually develops a trunk but it does take some years and is not for instant gratification.
Dicksonia antarctica is best suited to damp, sheltered areas in a shady garden.
- Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Will grow well in acid soils.
- Hardiness: Frost tender. Avoid planting in cold, exposed areas. Requires protection in winter.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Dicksonia antarctica grows to be a tree fern with a trunk and crown of fronds once mature.
- Height: up to 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
- Spread: up to 1 - 2 m (3 - 6 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Dicksonia antarctica can be damaged or killed in the winter by cold weather if not adequately protected and if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Fern - Small (less than 0.6m), Fern - Medium (0.6m - 1.2m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Suitable for Containers, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual