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Commonly known as Tree fern

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Genus of about 20 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen ferns usually with upright, trunk-like rhizomes. They are found in sheltered, upland forest in temperate and tropical regions of southeastern Asia, Australasia and South America.

The tree fern trunks were used as ballast in ships returning from southern regions. After being discarded in southwestern ports some produced new fronds and the passion for collections began. Most large gardens, especially in the south west, have stands of these iconic plants.


Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Fern - tree-like fern. Water daily by wetting trunk in hotter periods.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - a relict of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Named in honour of James Dickson, 1738-1822, a British nurseryman. The 'trunk' is the decaying remains of earlier growth and forms a medium through which the roots grow. Can self-sow in Cornish gardens.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southeastern Asia, Australasia, South America.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Tolerates all - but humus-rich.

Buy Varieties of DICKSONIA

DICKSONIA antarctica   AWARD

DICKSONIA antarctica  >

Commonly known as: Man fern, Soft tree fern.
This attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
Small £16.00 each
6 inch Trunk £35.00 each
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Trunk 1ft £50.00 each
Trunk 2ft £110.00 each
Trunk 3ft £170.00 each
Trunk 4ft £230.00 each
Trunk 5ft £290.00 each
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Trunk 6ft £350.00 each
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DICKSONIA fibrosa  >

Commonly known as: Golden tree fern, Woolly tree fern.
New Zealand tree fern with dark green fronds and hairy leaf stalks. Needs a cool moist shady environment
£45.00 each


DICKSONIA squarrosa  >

Commonly known as: Slender tree fern.
Small short fronds on this New Zealand tree fern which has a neat appearance. Suitable for containers and conservatories. Hardy to minus 5°c
£45.00 each
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