Growing guide

How to grow tree ferns

Tree ferns are dramatic architectural plants, making striking plants for a sheltered, shady garden. At home in the ground or as part of a container display, they just take a little care to get them through the winter and some watering to prevent them drying out.

Quick facts

  • Plant in a sheltered north or east position in spring
  • Plant in soil improved with garden compost, ideally neutral to acidic 
  • Keep the trunk and crown well watered throughout growing season
  • In winter, protect the crown with straw, bracken, or its own fronds

All you need to know

Before you get started
Planting
Ongoing care
Propagating
Problems
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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