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Commonly known as Man fern, Soft tree fern
This attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
- Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Plant List
- Design your own garden: The bog or water garden
- Greenhouse and Conservatory – Plants suitable only for the Greenhouse or Conservatory: Shrubs / Bulbs
- Plants for specific locations: Damp Areas Beside Water – Bog Plants
- Plants for specific locations: Woodland Gardens – Woodland Plants
- Plants for specific types of garden: Architectural Plants
- Plants with particular characteristics: Ferns
- Plants with particular characteristics: Specimen plants
- Plants beginning with 'D'
- Search Caerhays Garden Diary for more info & pictures
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.
Partial Shade - thrives in filtered sunlight.
No Preference - but humus-rich.
Dicksonia antartica - Care Guide
6m (20ft) though very slow growing.
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