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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £17.50 each 
Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
6 inch Trunk £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from March 2022
Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Trunk 1ft £60.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from March 2022
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Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Trunk 2ft £120.00 each 
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Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Trunk 3ft £200.00 each 
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plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Trunk 4ft £250.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from March 2022
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Trunk 5ft £325.00 each 
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plant size comparison icon 15 Litre
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Trunk 6ft £400.00 each 
Delivery Information Collect Only
plant size comparison icon 20 Litre
  • 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)
 

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