Ferns and trees ferns belong to an ancient family of plants. Beloved for their stunning structures and lush green foliage, they generally grow best in moist and /or shady areas.
Ferns tend to thrive out of the sun, having originally had a natural forest habitat where large trees acted as a canopy to block out the sunlight. The large luscious leaves associated with ferns evolved to help them cope with growing in the shade.
If your garden or an area of your garden is in the shade, then it is worth taking the time to explore the possibilities offered by ferns and tree ferns. Ferns can create a mass of beautiful green foliage in striking shades and shapes, even in the darkest corners of your garden.
Ferns group very well with each other or with other plants, Combine ferns with Hostas and Japanese Maple to create a leafy oasis with an architecturally interesting structure.
At Paramount Plant nursery tree ferns and ferns are a speciality. We stock a vast range, some have specific soil preference, some are hardier than others. Whatever your requirements, we can help you select the best fern or tree fern for your situation.
We have decorative, ornamental and tree ferns for conservatories and for indoors. We also have lots of hardy ferns for sale that will survive winter frosts – including a range of native hardies.
Highlights from our collection of Tree Ferns include the Tasmanian Tree Fern, which we stock in heights of up to 3 metres, ready for planting! Read our Blog on Dicksonia Antarctica
Also the Woolly Tree Fern (Dicksonia Fibrosa or Wheki Ponga) - which is ideal for smaller gardens.