• Poystichum aculeatum

Polystichum aculeatum

Hard Shield Fern
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Hardy fern with bipinnate foliage
  • Evergreen leathery rosettes
  • Humus-rich soil in shade
  • Fully hardy
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Description

Polystichum aculeatum, Hard Shield Fern is a handsome evergreen fern native to Europe, including the UK and Eire where it grows on upland rocky outcrops on moist rock surfaces and in crevices but it can also be found in damp gorges and the slopes of wooded valleys. In the UK, it is relatively common and found most often in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Borders. It often grows in association with limestone outcrops but will also grow in more acidic substrates.

Polystichum aculeatum has noticeably glossy foliage on its upper surface with an erect arching habit. The fronds become stiff and leathery as they mature.

A remarkably tough fern, Polystichum aculeatum is a great choice for a reliably hardy evergreen fern in a moist exposed aspect it but will benefit from shade.

Additional Information

Order Polypodiales
Family Dryopteridaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Aspidium lobatum, Polypodium lobatum, Polystichum lobatum
Geographical Origin Europe including UK and Eire
Cultivation Damp shade or partial shade. Rich soil with plenty of leaf mold and humus. Tolerates both acidic and alkaline soils. Keep moist
Eventual Height 40cm
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Fully hardy

Polystichum aculeatum

Hard Shield Fern
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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