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Botanical name

Dicksonia antarctica

Plant Care



Common name(s)

Tasmanian tree fern, Soft tree fern, Australian tree fern



This tree fern has large glossy-green leathery fronds.

Uses in landscape design

A stunning architectural plant, valued for its dramatic form. This plant is great when planted with smaller ferns. Good speciman plants for any cool glasshouse or conservatory, or outdoors in protected areas such as a mixed woodland garden or even a large patio pot. 

Planting instructions

Plant in partial to full shade.


Keep plants moist, water daily during the hotter periods. 

Soil conditions

Humus-rich, neutral to acid soil.

Growth rate



The trunk is covered with fibrous roots.

This tree fern has large glossy-green leathery fronds.

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