AWARD

DICKSONIA antarctica

Commonly known as Man fern, Soft tree fern

This attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Large, dark-green, roughly-textured fronds.
  • Height
    6m (20ft) though very slow growing.
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Fern
    Single-stemmed tree fern.
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
    Thrives in filtered sunlight.

DICKSONIA antarctica

 
Available again from June 2024 -
6 inch Trunk £45.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2024
Available again from June 2024 -
Trunk 1ft £70.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2024
Available again from June 2024 -
Trunk 2ft £150.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2024
Available again from June 2024 -
Trunk 3ft £250.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2024
Available again from June 2024 -
Trunk 4ft £325.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2024
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Trunk 5ft £425.00 each 
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Trunk 6ft £525.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Bog garden
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Bipinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Tolerates all
    Humus-rich.
    Wet or boggy soil
6m (20ft) though very slow growing.
fern - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Useful extras...

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

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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