Dicksonia Antarctica Tree Ferns

The Dicksonia Antarctica Tree Fern also known as the Soft Tree Fern is an amazing plant and one of the oldest in the world, native to Australia and New Zealand. It's thick trunk is densely covered with matted aerial roots and is very slow growing. In contrast it's amazing lush green fronds spring from the crown growing incredibly quickly, given enough water and Tree Fern Feed. 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. Not many plants can match the elegance of this Tree Fern. 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 sourced under licence and come from sustainable areas.(see tag image).These tree ferns are exceptional and the very best quality available anywhere. Occasionally we have curved and unusual forms in stock which are perfect for creative planting. We are able to transport tree ferns complete with Fronds if they have them.


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Click into the "Height" box and price of each fern is shown next to its size. UK mainland delivery is FREE on all our palms, plants and trees.

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  • Latin Name: Dicksonia Antarctica.

    Common Name: Soft Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern.

    Origin: Tasmania and Australia.

    Hardiness: Trunk hardy to -10 or lower for short periods.

    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.  Curved formation. 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.

    Exposure: sheltered.

    Soil: requires good drainage. 

    Moisture: Water regularly into the crown. Keep trunk moist.

    Feed: Feed regularly with Tree Fern Feed throughout the summer starting around May.


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    Our Tree Ferns are all sourced under licence and come from sustainable areas.

    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers. 


The Palm Tree Company

Meadcroft, Clitheroe Rd, Whalley,

Lancs. BB7 9AD

Tel: 01254 447964

Mob: 07970 772743

E: sales@thepalmtreecompany.com


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