This slow growing, pretty rare variety has large, bushy fern fronds on a stout fibrous black trunk, eventually reaching to a height in the region of 3m/9.8ft. It is ideal in tubs and pots in a good peaty compost, and adds a lovely exotic flavour to the garden.
It should be planted in a cool, sheltered, shady position in moist peat-soil. An excellent tree for a water-side or woodland site, it should be able to withstand temperatures as low as -5oC. Be sure to water freely, especially during warm weather, but ensure good drainage too.
Preferring a fertile soil, you should make use of a high nitrogen liquid fertiliser at the base of the fern or on the trunk during the growing season after the first year.
Pleaese note that these are only available at the nursery or can be delivered by special negotiation.