Tree fern in zone 6 -- with protection of course

poaky1June 4, 2013

I have done some reading on the Dicksonia Antarctica, and it is zone 8 WITH PROTECTION. So is it IMPOSSIBLE in zone 6 Pa? I read that container growing is a bad choice, that the roots get extensive. Has anyone had any success in zone 6 with protection or is it hopelessly impossible?

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trianglejohn

I'm in zone 7 and have to keep mine in pots and move them inside during the winter. I started out with 5 and I'm now down to 1. In the perfect climate they grow quickly and look lovely, outside of that they grow slower and can look ratty. Mine only do well when the humidity level is over 50%.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 11:25AM
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poaky1

Thanks Trianglejohn, I won't bother with them then.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 12:35AM
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