- Shop Now
- Burncoose Specialities
- This Month
- Offers & Promotions
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
- Engage With Us
- Information, Help & Advice
- About Us & Our Services
- Terms & Conditions
- Log In / Register
emailWould you like to receive Burncoose newsletters?
Keep up to date on offers, events and news from us and the rest of the Caerhays Estate.
emailPlease enter your email address
Commonly known as Tree fern
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.
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
FernTree-like fern. Water daily by wetting trunk in hotter periods.
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis 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.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowA 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 & DiseasesNone.Place of originSoutheastern Asia, Australasia, South America.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingTolerates allBut humus-rich.
Buy Varieties of DICKSONIA
this attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
New Zealand tree fern with dark green fronds and hairy leaf stalks. Needs a cool moist shady environment
small short fronds on this New Zealand tree fern which has a neat appearance. Suitable for containers and conservatories. Hardy to minus 5°c