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Hi I recently bought a Juvenile Dicksonia which doesn't have a trunk, Is it better to overwinter the plant in an unheated greenhouse until spring (and keep it moist by watering every two weeks)? :)


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,441
    edited September 2019
    Where do you live?
    How mild are your winters?
    probably safer to over winter it this winter in a greenhouse.
    If it gets very cold you may need to protect it.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • I live in central Scotland where it can get really cold, I do have older dicksonia's which have a trunk and I wrap them up with straw, fleece and jute sacks which protect them pretty well in a sheltered spot in my garden I grow these in pots. How would you protect the juvenile plant in the greenhouse ?
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081
    It would probably be fine just put in the greenhouse @Sandrah61. Then keep an eye on it. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I lived in the North of England when mine was young and I put a ring of wire netting round it, packed hay all round it and also put hay over the crown held down with a stone. Mine survived several winters like that till it had a trunk
  • I think I would put in my green house with straw and netting around it but would I water it too to keep the plant moist every two weeks or try and keep the plant dormant like you would do with the others with trunks ?
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