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Tasmanian Tree Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dicksonia antarctica

 

Tasmanian Tree Fern

This is an evergreen in warmer areas but its leaves are likely to die if hit by frost in colder places. Dead leaves can be cut back at the trunk once the warmer weather arrives, to make way for new leaves which start to appear, usually late spring when minimum temperatures reacg 15C. The red/brown trunk is rough to touch as it covered in fibres. The fern leaves are a dark green in colour and unfurl the same as all fern species. In areas prone to hard frost, it is wise to protect the trunk and crown with straw over winter.

 
plant Features
  • Tasmanian Tree Fern likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Tasmanian Tree Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tasmanian Tree Fern is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Tasmanian Tree Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Tasmanian Tree Fern

Latin name

Dicksonia antarctica

type

Fern

family

Dicksoniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tasmanian Tree Fern likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Tasmanian Tree Fern is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Tasmanian Tree Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Tasmanian Tree Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tasmanian Tree Fern is 3.80meters x 3.80meters 3.80 M 3.80 M

Dicksonia antarctica

This is an evergreen in warmer areas but its leaves are likely to die if hit by frost in colder places. Dead leaves can be cut back at the trunk once the warmer weather arrives, to make way for new leaves which start to appear, usually late spring when minimum temperatures reacg 15C. The red/brown trunk is rough to touch as it covered in fibres. The fern leaves are a dark green in colour and unfurl the same as all fern species. In areas prone to hard frost, it is wise to protect the trunk and crown with straw over winter.


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