Tree ferns were a firm plant hunter's favourite from Victorian times, a symbol of wealth and travel experiences to Australia and they have maintained this sense of mystique ever since. 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. 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. On receiving your tree fern, 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.
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