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Dicksonia antarctica

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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This is the hardiest and most famous of all the tree ferns. Gauranteed to become a focal point of the garden. Given plenty of water even a small plant can have a canapoy of fronds 2m across. Thriving in shade, or sun if wet, they do prefer some shelter from wind.

Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Trees priced by height of trunk:
15cm trunk - £25.00
30cm trunk - £37.50
60cm trunk - £80.00
400cm trunk - £999.00

Plant Finder: about Dicksonia antarctica

Common names

Woolly tree fern, Soft tree fern


Dicksonia antarctica (Woolly tree fern). Native to southeastern Australia and the giant of its genus. Can grow to 14m with a trunk diameter of 1.8m in the wild. Leaves are lacy, dark green fronds to 2.5cm long. In cultivation though, it rarely exceeds 3m in height. Its erect trunk is densely covered with fibrous roots and is an excellent host for epiphytic orchids and other ferns. This is a tree fern that can be grown in a container.


They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5C, and will need semi-shade with humus-rich, moist soil. You will need to remove the fading fronds regularly.

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Dicksonia antarctica | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

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