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Commonly known as: Man fern, Soft tree fern.
This attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
|6m (20ft) though very slow growing.|
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- Good to know - plants under 1.2m (4ft) require management for protection. See link on DICKSONIA page.
- Pests & Diseases - none
- Place of Origin - eastern Australia, Tasmania.
- Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
- Height - 6m (20ft) though very slow growing.
- Spread - 4m (12ft)
- Evergreen - large, dark-green, roughly-textured fronds.
- Fern - single-stemmed tree fern.
- Tall Shrub
- Full Shade
- Partial Shade - thrives in filtered sunlight.
- Acid Loving
- No Preference - but humus-rich.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Specially developed organic concentrated seaweed feed for ericaceous plants that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™ Ericoid.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
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