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Woodwardia fimbriata (Giant chain fern)

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Woodwardia fimbriata

Other names: Giant chain fern

Genus: Woodwardia

Species: W. fimbriata - W. fimbriata is a large evergreen fern with large, fairly erect, lance-shaped fronds.

Woodwardia fimbriata is: Evergreen

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

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Woodwardia fimbriata (Giant chain fern) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in acidic or neutral, moist soil in partial shade.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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