//Dicksonia antarctica (1ft-8ft trunks)
  • Dicksonia antarctica tree fern

Dicksonia antarctica (1ft-8ft trunks)


Available in a range of sizes, from 1ft of trunk right up to 8ft of trunk, and priced per foot – £45 per foot for trunks up to 5ft tall and £50 per foot for trunks 6ft tall and above.

Don’t forget the measurement also includes the ‘hidden’ trunk within the pot/beneath the ground so a 4ft trunk tree fern won’t be 4ft of ‘visible trunk’ – but nearer 3ft 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.

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.

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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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