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Dicksonia antarctica (medium size trunk)

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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.

Product warranties

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.

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Delivery location

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. 

Pot sizes

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.

Plant height

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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Reviews (17)

Rated 4.90 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 17 customer reviews

Healthy looking plants

Ordered 2 medium sized tree ferns both as described on website healthy plants already have loads of fronds coming out. Think they’ll be the real show stoppers in our garden this summer. Received fantastic service from palm centre from enquiring to after delivery don’t hesitate to buy you won’t be disappointed.

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Fantastic Tree Fern

Great Customer support and speedy delivery. I am so pleased with my Tree Fern. I phoned customer service as I changed my mind from a small to a medium and nothing was to much trouble. I just can't wait for it to start to unravel<br /> Thank you.

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Exactly as ordered. Good trunk. Had to wait five days before planting but was happy completely dormant. Started producing seven new fronds a few days after planting. Looks wonderful.

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as i was expecting it to just be the trunk i was very happy with the ferns. there were plenty of fronds ready to appear and they are growing quickly in my clients garden.

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<p>Customers should be aware that the plant will consist of literally just the trunk. Like a big log. No leaves. No pot. It is quite disappointing. You'll need to plant it, water it and maybe feed it v quickly. </p><p style="margin-left:30px;"><span style="color:#3f48cc;"><strong>Palm Centre Reply:</strong> We're so sorry to hear you're not happy with your Tree Fern. The Tree fern you bought comes without pot as it shows in the variant image, just the juvenile and the potted version come potted. Tree Ferns root really fast. The fronds gets easly damage during the delivery to the client, but new fronds will grow up really quick. The way you received your tree fern is the way you should receive it.</span></p>

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After many years of looking at these, I finally took the plunge. The palm centre have surpassed themselves yet again, after issues with the delivery company, rob was quick to resolve the problem with speedy resolution, thank you. A magnificent 6ft trunk arrived, canÂ’t wait for the fronds to start growing! The palm centre is one of the best for good quality online plants I have found to date, I will be back again without hesitation. Also very helpful staff at the end of the phone, well done palm centre!

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Excellent delivery and they are stunning. Had them in the garden for a few months now and they transform the garden. I will continue to use The Palm Centre as my other orders I have placed are first class.

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Very good service and very happy with the product - I bought it for my sister. A very small thing, but the plastic pot it came in had a very slight split but hopefully that won't affect the plant and we are hoping to repot it anyway. It came with some leaves already :)

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Had been looking for a tree fern for a while but was not impressed by the ones I saw in various garden centres. Based on the reviews on this website I decided to order a 3 foot trunk. Best decision ever! The fern arrived in excellent condition and I couldn't believe the length of the fronds - twice as long as garden centre examples. And cheaper as well! Wouldn't hesitate to use the Palm Centre again or to recommend your service to others.

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The Palm Centre were very accommodating in delivering the two tree ferns before the date I'd requested (which meant the gardener was still onsite to assist in planting them properly). When the delivery came, the drivers helped carry the tree ferns through the house to the garden - quite a task as they were 4 and 5ft each. They are now the highlight of our small garden. Excellent service all round.

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Thank you for the fern. It's a lot larger than I thought, and looks great at the end of my garden. I am very pleased with it.

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Chose the plant from the hothouse myself so I knew it was a beauty. Fingers crossed I get it through its first winter with me. Staff very helpful, courteous and smiling, a truly wonderful place to wander around in.

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Ordered the 3ft trunk, ground fern, bamboo, and some Hostas. Everything packed v well, arrived in great condition and looking healthy. As a 'first time gardener' and first time customer, I shall definitely come back. I really appreciated all of the specific information and requirements for the individual plants-helpful for someone who doesn't know much! Planted them over a week ago and they look fab, the tree fern is v happy and has unncurled already! The others have also thrived- it's a delight to watch!

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I have received 2 tree ferns snd 3 bamboo. I am really impressed with the quality of these plants and won't hesitate to order from you again. Better quality than local nursery and cheaper too!

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I love this tree fern, I had one in a previous garden and this is it's replacement. Now I've discovered the palm centre, I'll be back

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I would like to echo the comments of the other reviewers and just say how very pleased I am with the tree fern that I bought from you last summer. It may seem the most impossible thing to mail order but the plant that arrived was brilliantly and expertly packed. Since then the tree fern has flourished, growing further fronds after its arrival and then, this season, growing a superb crown of new leaves that amaze all who see it. A quality plant and quality service.

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I was a little worried as I ordered my dickinson fern last January but after following your advise on how to look after it and the ostrich ferns they have given endless pleasure all summer.we are at the end of September and my fern has just started sprouting two more fronges.PS if I had the room I would have another they are stunning.