Tree ferns were a firm plant hunter's favourite from Victorian times, a symbol of wealth and travel experiences to Australia. They have maintained this sense of mystique ever since. Now you too can grow these surprisingly easy exotic looking plants too.
Harvested under strict License from woodland clearance in Australia and Tasmania, these astonishing plants really will delight and amaze. They grow under the woodland canopy, in the shade, so grow them here in a sheltered spot too. Unlike the more mature Tree Ferns we sell, that come as 'potter' logs are at least 10 years old, this is a very young variety that you can watch flourish and grow for many years.
It really is amazing how quickly your Tree Fern will grow. They are hardy down to -5 in Winter, although the fronds will die back. Keep the crown protected in Winter with a layer of straw or fleece to keep cold and wet out. When you get it home, plant it in a big pot, or in the garden soil. It takes almost 2 years to root in, so do not be alarmed by this slow growing beauty.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as a young, established plant, in a 17cm pot ready to pot on or plant out.
Supplied as a 'potter log', about 30cm tall, cut back, from which new fronds will quickly emerge.
During the season, these may be supplied with fronds already elongated. Protect new fronds from frost in Spring.
Your tree fern will thrive in a sheltered, humid and shaded position, with plenty of room to spread.
For best results, plant in humus-rich, neutral to slightly acid soil.
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