Large tree ferns in UK!

doncasterpalmguy123

Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:18 pm

Hello there, i have recently became very interested in tree ferns especially D. Antarctica. I thought since there are other large plant threads i'd start one for tree ferns. So if anyone has any or knows of any large tree ferns in the UK, then please share your pictures. I would love to see them and I'm sure others would too! Regards DPG123 :D

fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:36 pm

In March I have a 9ft Dicksonia antarctica coming and that will be my largest Dicksonia antarctica.

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:42 pm

Sounds great Rob! Remember to share a picture with us! :lol:

fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:05 pm

I should think there will be very few large Cyatheas or Dicksonias except for Dicksonia antarctica.

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Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:25 pm

The largest will be in Cornwall most others died during the very cold recent winters.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

brendan

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by brendan » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:34 pm

Not the largest but the tree ferns at trebah in Cornwall look great.
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fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:35 pm

Tom2006 wrote:The largest will be in Cornwall most others died during the very cold recent winters.
I think some of Cyatheas where killled in Cornwall in winter 2010, I know of some Dicksonia antarctica that where damaged.

fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:36 pm

brendan wrote:Not the largest but the tree ferns at trebah in Cornwall look great.
I would love my garden to look like that.

brendan

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by brendan » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:55 pm

Tremenheere Cornwall
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fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:13 pm

brendan wrote:Tremenheere Cornwall
They look great. What is the tree fern in picture 6?

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:21 pm

A great video here from august this year. I must stress this is not my video! I wish i had a garden like that. Surely the owner must be a member of the forum? Maybe they're one of you guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ9pwefBbBs

A great video with beautiful plants. :D

fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:10 pm

Looking at the pinnate on picture 6 i keep wondering if its C Australis but the trunk is to thin and not the silvery colour.

brendan

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by brendan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:03 pm

fern Rob wrote:Looking at the pinnate on picture 6 i keep wondering if its C Australis but the trunk is to thin and not the silvery colour.
Don't know what the tree fern is in picture 6 but heres a plant list from Tremenheere,its probably one from zone 33.
http://www.tremenheere.co.uk/assets/fil ... ooklet.pdf

tropical Tom

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by tropical Tom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:35 pm

brendan wrote:Not the largest but the tree ferns at trebah in Cornwall look great.
Are you sure that's Trebah????.............Looks like Karls back garden to me :lol: :lol: :lol:

fern Rob

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Post by fern Rob » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:26 pm

brendan wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Looking at the pinnate on picture 6 i keep wondering if its C Australis but the trunk is to thin and not the silvery colour.
Don't know what the tree fern is in picture 6 but heres a plant list from Tremenheere,its probably one from zone 33.
http://www.tremenheere.co.uk/assets/fil ... ooklet.pdf
Thanks for that,
I had a feeling that it was a Dicksonia Youngeaii but thought no way it would be but I'm quite sure after looking at the plant list that it is now.
Thats a great and very rare plant both here and the wild i think.

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