Dicksonia Antartica


Dicksonia Antartica, Man Fern, Soft Tree Fern, Woolly Tree Fern. A tree-like evergreen fern with delicate fronds, pale green at first darkening with age. Single stemmed, Cycad with a Max Height of 2m to 6m with a Max Spread of 4m. Uses include Pot, Conservatory plant or a striking Specimen



Plant in moist acidic well drained soil in a sheltered site. Shaded site, Protect from frost.


General Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.