Plant name - Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'
Plant size - Height to 1m, spread to 1m
Hardiness - Fully Hardy down to -20c once established
Ideal for - Sheltered flower beds and pots
Position - Full Shade or dappled shade
Flowering - Grown for foliage
Pot Size - 17cm
Description - Recently introduced to the UK, this Brazillian 'tree' fern does eventually form short stem as it matures. It's for the newly emerging bright red fronds that it is most sought after. These fronds are a good size, and they form a distinctive shuttlecock shape so it is quite architectural. As they mature the fronds turn bronze, then finally settle on a rich green colour as the season progresses.
Garden care: It will usually require some winter protection for the first few years. Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost into the planting hole. Keep well watered during the growing season.