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Dicksonia Antarctica Tree Ferns. Pot Grown.

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. These ferns are pot grown and do not have a clearly formed trunk at the moment.
When it is mature 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 feed.
It prefers a shady spot spot, but if planted in a sunny position, it will need more water. The most important thing to remember is to give the trunk plenty of water to keep it moist.

 In winter protect the fronds with a layer of fleece during prolonged freezes. When the trunk is large enough fill the crown with handful of straw to prevent snow and ice settling and also wrap 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 sourced under licence.

These tree ferns are exceptional and the very best quality available anywhere. Photos 1-3 show some of the actual Ferns in stock now. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

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


To PRE-ORDER please contact us: with your requirements or alternatively reserve by choosing 'Manual' payments at checkout (where no payment is taken until just before delivery).


  • Latin Name: Dicksonia Antarctica.

    Common Name: Soft Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern.

    Origin: Tasmania and Australia.

    Hardiness: -10 or lower.

    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.  

    Sun: Partial shade.

    Exposure: sheltered.

    Soil: requires good drainage. 

    Moisture: Water regularly. Keep trunk moist.

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


  • Available For Delivery Now.


    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. 

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