Dicksonia Antarctica is more commonly known as the Tasmanian Tree Fern and is probably the best known tree fern variety for growing here in Britain.
Originating from Australia and Tasmania this easily grown variety is perhaps the hardiest of the tree fern varieties but does need protection from extreme weather using fleece or straw to cover the crown of the fern. Although the Tasmanian Tree Fern is listed as evergreen the leaves sometimes die back in the winter if subjected to cold.
Dicksonia Antarctica are slow growing and their stout, slow growing fibrous trunks are crowned by widely arching palm-like dark green fronds, they are generally sold by Paramount Plants and Gardens at our London Plant Nursery from 1ft in height. Our tree ferns will be graded according to thickness of trunk and the quantity of fronds so this will be reflected in the price particularly in the taller tree ferns. Please come and view our wide selection at our Plant Centre in Crews Hill, Enfield or buy direct from our online shop.
Please read our blog for more information on Dicksonia Antartica.
For wrapping tree ferns during winter see protecting tropical plants over winter. If you buy tree ferns from us during the winter months (November - March) we will supply the plant already wrapped with straw and tied up - no charge for this service.
Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.
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