Polystichum aculeatum

2 litre pot £18.99
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Buy Polystichum aculeatum hard shield fern: Our native, evergreen shuttlecock fern.

  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The long and lustrous fronds of this evergreen native fern form a distinctive shuttlecock shape, which is ideal for adding year-round structural interest to shady borders or woodland settings. Polystichum aculeatum is also invaluable for underplanting deciduous trees (where little else will grow), and it looks great when teamed with larger leaved hostas, foxgloves or brunneras.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In spring, before the new growth emerges, cut back dead, damaged or tatty-looking fronds to their base.

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Great plant

5

The ferns were planted in a tough spot, north facing, heavy shade that can be very wet or dry. They have grown well and look great.

Nicky

Cotswolds

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Quality and robust plant

5

Perfect addition to a garden already healthy with ferns due to a north facing garden and damp, rainy areas

Gnomefish

Hackney

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Great ferns

5

I am buying these ferns to plant in the large shade area where they are thriving. Excellent quality plants to be recommended to anyone.

Tijana

Milton Keynes

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Still looking good, new fiddleheads visible for next year!

5

Adds to my fern garden as a full stop at the end

Jonners

Braunton, Devon

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healthy fern

5

small but healthy - thriving now!

Debbie

Bucks

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Perfect fern

5

Gorgeous, perfectly formed. Well watered during hot summer

Ally

Gloucestershire

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Non poisonous plants for pots please Hi I wonder if you can help. I have a Nursery school and am looking for some plants I can plant in pots, that are in a partly sunny, partly shady spot. They have to be plants that aren't poisonous and provide interest over as much of the year as possible. I really like the plants in you ready made border section on the website site, particularly shady pink, sunny pink and keep it cool. Could you please tell me if any of these plants are suitable for my needs? Many Thanks Joanne

Happy Hearts Day Nursery

Hello Joanne, I think your best option would be to opt for mainly evergreen shrubs as these will provide year-round interest. You can then infill with some of the more colourful perennials. As long as the spot does not get too much shade, then here are some of your best options. Hebe http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hebe/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/ Pachysandra terminalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/pachysandra-terminalis-/classid.3288/ evergreen ferns http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/plcid.309/vid.228/ Rhododendrons (choose the smaller varieties for pots) http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rhododendron/start.1/sort.0/cat.plants/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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