Dicksonia antarctica (large size trunk)Soft Tree fern
Few plants offer such riches as the Soft Tree Fern - Dicksonia antartica.
It somehow combines the filigree elegance of a fern with the size and presence of a tree and lends an air of the primordial forest wherever it is planted. Seen in silhouette, from above or beneath, it stops you dead in your tracks and takes your breath away.
Dicksonia antarctica has proved to be the easiest of the treeferns to cultivate - plenty of water to keep the trunk moist being the most important thereafter a position out of the wind and dappled shade will help keep it looking tiptop.
Dicksonia antarctica (large size trunk) Identification Sheet
- Australia and Tasmania
- Common name(s)
- Soft Tree fern
- Part Sun to full shade
- Moist, well drained soil
- Eventual height
- Eventual spread
- Hardy to -10C or Lower
- Skill level
- Rate of growth
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
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Received my tree fern yesterday, propped it up in a bucket ( is this ok) and already after watering the fonds are beginning to unfurl...... so excited to have this in my garden....... the chat I had with rob, was excellent! I hope to have it for many years to come.
Beautiful plant with a first class service. Many thanks
Beautiful plant, and a great service - arrived really quickly and well packaged. Recommend highly and would definitely buy again.
I ordered a tree fern as a birthday present for my Dad. He was so happy as the fern was of very high quality. Also he really commended the delivery driver for being very helpful. I would definitely order from this company again.
I ordered a 3 metre tree fern trunk that went in the ground in the spring of 2014 and soon sprouted a dozen fronds. It weathered the winter with some straw stuffed in the crown, covered in plastic, without any die-off, and this year grew an additional 30+ fronds and now stands at 5 metres tall, including fronds. It is the centrepiece of my small central London garden, along with a 3 metre palm tree and a pomegranate tree I picked up at the same time.
Really pleased with my tree fern , packaging it came in made sure the fern wasn't damaged.
Beautiful well cared for specimen. Professional packaged and arrived unharmed.