Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
Mail order, flat rate of €12.50 throughout Ireland,
Dicksonia antartica - Tree fern
Tree fern, evregreen in milder conditions, with heavily cut, long fronds (to 3m) radiating from an upright, thick mass of stem-like roots. Best given winter protection. Humus-rich, moist soil in dappled shade with high humidity.
bear in mind these are painfully slow growing,
on average forming 2cm of trunk each year, but sooo worth the wait,