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Dicksonia antarctica (1ft-2ft trunks)


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Bare root Dicksonia antarctica tree fern trunks – sent as bare trunks, not in a pot. Available s 1ft and 2ft trunks. For larger sizes (3ft – 6ft trunks), please click here.

Please contact us re. delivery costs if planning to purchase small trunks and large trunks as part of the same order. We will always try to give you the best price for delivery.

Don’t forget the measurement also includes the trunk that will be ‘hidden’ within the pot/beneath the ground when planted out, so a 2ft trunk tree fern won’t be 2ft of ‘visible trunk’ – but nearer 1ft of visible trunk. Do take this into consideration when thinking about the size that would best suit you and your garden – and the fact that they are slow growing, so will take a great deal of time to reach a ‘desired height’ if you purchase one a way off that height.

Up to 5ft trunks: Are sent on a pallet with fronds intact. These trunks, plus fronds, should arrive in good condition.

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Product Description

Dicksonia antarctica is an evergreen Australian tree fern with large fronds and a dark brown trunk – slow growing to 3m/10ft or more. It should be planted in a moisture retentive soil in a cool shaded position out of strong winds. It can also be grown in a cool shaded conservatory if preferred.

Larger specimens are able to stand temperatures as low as -10°C but in very cold areas the crown should be protected with a mulch of bracken or straw. In every case, the tree fern should be watered freely, especially in warm weather.

We always advise feeding antarcticas with a high nitrogen liquid feed — on the fronds and trunk of the fern from mid-spring to mid-summer, in order to encourage green frond growth. This is because it is unable to absorb nutrients at the base of the trunk in the same way as the other Dicksonia varieties – it is the top foot of the tree fern that is alive and able to take in all the goodness it requires.

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