Fern Dicksonia antarctica
Create a tropical feeling in your garden with this lush green soft tree fern. It grows best in shade or part shade and slightly acidic soil. In winter the crown needs to be protected from frost or alternatively you can over winter the fern in a cool greenhouse. The trunkdevelops with age.
Details Fern Dicksonia antarctica
- Ideal plant for in a pot on your terrace
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 17 cm
- Plant spacing: 250 cm
- Hardiness: -5 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Fern Dicksonia Antarctica
Plant all ferns in a compost enriched soil, the require gritty free draining topsoil. Ferns for the border like to be planted in a semi shady situation and must be given some space to unfold their lovely foliage.
Dicksonia Ferns need a spacious place in humus rich soil, dig bark, leaf mould or well rotted manure through the soil. They grow best in a shady to half shady position. If planted in planters (large min.
35 cm across) make sure the drainage is good. Important the barky stem of the Dicksonia should not to dry up. Water over the top of the plant once a week with a can of rainwater.
Fern’s need some protection during harsh winters either by wrapping the trunk in insulating matter, a well tied on layer of straw matting and/or bubble wrap is recommended, and protect the crown by stuffing it with straw.