Dicksonia Antarctica. Multi-trunks.
The Dicksonia Antarctica or Soft Tree Fern is an amazing plant and perfect for shady areas. These multi-trunked Ferns are extra special and hard to find. These multi-trunks are from Tasmania, are all tagged and are extremely good quality.
It's thick trunk is densley covered with matted aerial roots and is very slow growing, between 1-5cm a year. In contrast it's amazing fronds soon spring from the crown growing incredibly quickly, given enough water and Tree Fern Feed. Not many plants can match the elegance of this Tree Fern.
It prefers a shady spot spot, but if planted in a sunny position, it will need more water. The most important thing is to keep the trunk moist.
Trunk hardy down to -10 degrees for short periods, but it will need protection in prolonged winter freezing. In winter protect the crown with handful of straw to prevent snow and ice settling. Wrap the trunk and fronds with layers of fleece.
With the popularity of Tree Ferns increasing in the UK sustainability is very important. At The Palm Tree Company all of our Dicksonia Antarctica are all tagged and come from sustainable sources.(see tag image).
Photos 1-5 show some of the multi-trunk Dicksonia Antarctica in stock now. These tree ferns are exceptional quality and the very best available.
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DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA. Multi-head and Unusual Trunks. Free UK Delivery!
Latin Name: Dicksonia Antarctica.
Common Name: Soft Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern.
Origin: Tasmania and Australia.
Hardiness: Trunk hardy to -10 for short periods. Needs winter protection for prolonged winter freezing.
Growth: Huge and amazingly beautiful green fronds which may exceed the height of the trunk and grow incredibly quickly. Slow growing solitary trunk, covered with brown aerial roots. In winter protect the crown with handful of straw to prevent snow and ice settling. Wrap the trunk and fronds with layers of fleece.
Sun: Partial shade.
Soil: requires good drainage. Sandy. loam
Moisture: Water regularly into the crown. Keep moist.
Feed: Feed regularly with Tree Fern Feed throughout the summer starting around May.
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