Taking care of Tree Ferns

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Taking care of Tree Ferns

Nov 11, 2021

Our tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) are still looking fantastic, but as the nights become colder, they have migrated to their winter home in our glasshouse.

If you have a tree fern in your garden that you are not able to move to a frost-free area over the winter, there are a few steps you should take to keep your frondy friend happy!

  • Cut off the fronds, leaving about a 2-3″ (5-8cm) stub.
  • Pack the crown with dry straw or hay. This will insulate it over winter.
  • Wrap the crown in some horticultural fleece and tie in, to prevent the straw from blowing out and becoming over- wet.
  • In the spring, Mar-Apr, uncover this winter wrapping and feed the crown with proprietary liquid tree fern feed in preparation for the new fronds to unfurl.

Feel free to pop in store and speak to us about availability or any advice for winter care, we hope to see you soon!

Taking care of your tree ferns with Bumbles, November 2021Tree Ferns in the glasshouse for winter at Bumbles, November 2021

Tree Ferns at Bumbles, November 2021

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