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Commonly known as Man fern, Soft tree fern
EvergreenLarge, dark-green, roughly-textured fronds.
Height6m (20ft) though very slow growing.
FernSingle-stemmed tree fern.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Partial shadeThrives in filtered sunlight.
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Additional FeaturesArchitectural interestGood to knowPlants under 1.2m (4ft) require management for protection. See link on DICKSONIA page.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originEastern Australia, Tasmania.
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New ZealandBog gardenGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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 winterWoodland garden
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingTolerates allHumus-rich.Wet or boggy soil
6m (20ft) though very slow growing.