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Tree fern in zone 6 -- with protection of course

Posted by poaky1 6 pa (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 2:22

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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RE: Tree fern in zone 6 -- with protection of course

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%.

RE: Tree fern in zone 6 -- with protection of course

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

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