The best known tree fern
Hardiest tree fern
Beautiful arching fronds
Dicksonia antartica - The best tree fern
This is the most famous tree fern. It originates from Australia / Tasmania.
The D. Antarctica is characterized by the massive red-brown to dark brown trunk that can attain a height of up to 5 metres! In optimal conditions the leaves can grow up to 4 meters in length but in our climate they only grow about half as long. This tree fern can tolerate sun well, provided the growth point and trunk are kept moist. It grows best in partial shade where a lot of moisture is present. The Dicksonia Antarctica wil tolerate about -10°C for a short while but you're advised to protect the trunk and the growth point from around -5°C. This tree fern is available in different sizes.
Dicksonia antartica photosPlease click to enlarge!