Dickensonia Antartica (Tree Fern)
The perfect fern to give your garden a tropical edge. The lush, bright green fronds sit on top of a “trunk”, which is actually made up of Rhizomes modified to grow vertically. The rhizome carries nutrients to and from the fronds and roots. The outer layer of the trunk is a dense miss-mash of roots allowing moisture to be retained. It is important to keep this outer layer moist at all times in the spring and summer, especially if your tree fern is newly planted or kept in a pot.
Best planted in partial to full shade. In winter we wrap our tree ferns in chicken wire stuffed with straw to protect the trunk and the crown.