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Tree Ferns

TREE FERNS ARE SLOW GROWING ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS WITH SPREADING FRONDS ABOVE A THICK TRUNK. THEY MAKE STRIKING PLANTS FOR A SHELTERED, SHADY GARDEN.

Striking Tree Ferns in Dorset

These impressive tree ferns are one of the oldest plants in the world and add a touch drama to any garden.

Native to Australia and Tasmania, Tree Ferns are slow growing and can take up to 10 years to grow only 30cm of trunk! Try them in a semi-shaded spot, among ferns and woodland plants, as part of an exotic scheme, or beside water.

Tree ferns are hardy to -10 degrees C, although the foliage may suffer at -2 degrees C. They will happily grow in any soil as long as the trunk is kept moist.

Quick Facts

Common name: Tree fern
Botanical name: Various, commonest being Dicksonia and Cyathea
Group: Perennial with fibrous, woody trunk
Flowering time: Variable, infrequent
Planting time: Spring
Height: Up to 6m (20ft) (but usually much less)
Spread: 5m (15ft) spread
Aspect: North or east, sheltered
Hardiness: Half hardy to frost hardy
Difficulty: Moderate

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Our Tree Ferns

Striking Tree Ferns in Dorset

Testimonials

Crawford Hardy Ferns is one of those small private nurseries that provide so much pleasure to us garden enthusiasts. Not only do they specialise in palms, ferns (including  tree ferns) and bamboos, the owner Jurgen is always unearthing unusual exotic plants that that you can’t find elsewhere.

Mike

If you are looking for mature sub tropical specimen shrubs such as the hardy palm Trachycarpus Fortunei, banana plants, or large speciman bamboos this is the place to go, but they also stock smaller sizes of most varieties at reasonable prices.

Geraldine

The nursery is located in the owners’ private residence and you can see many of the plants and shrubs growing in the owners’ garden, which is a delight.  We have been visiting Crawford Hardy Ferns several times a year for many years now and we alway end up adding to our collection of hardy sub tropical plants.

Ross

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