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Dicksonia antarctica - dark green fronds in July
Dicksonia antarctica - established plant
Dicksonia antarctica - mature specimen

Dicksonia antarctica

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£19.95

(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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Supplied Size:
  • 2 litre pot

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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
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