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Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum' (Licorice fern 'Longicaudatum')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum'

Other names

Licorice fern 'Longicaudatum'

Genus

Polypodium Polypodium

Variety or Cultivar

'Longicaudatum' _ 'Longicaudatum' is an evergreen fern with creeping rhizomes and pinnately lobed fronds which taper gradually to a long, slender point.


Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Creeping, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum' (Licorice fern 'Longicaudatum') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in any cool, moist, lightly shaded site. If in full sun give plenty of moisture. Will also tolerant dry shade, but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum'

Other names

Licorice fern 'Longicaudatum'

Genus

Polypodium Polypodium

Variety or Cultivar

'Longicaudatum' _ 'Longicaudatum' is an evergreen fern with creeping rhizomes and pinnately lobed fronds which taper gradually to a long, slender point.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Creeping, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green, Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum' (Licorice fern 'Longicaudatum') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in any cool, moist, lightly shaded site. If in full sun give plenty of moisture. Will also tolerant dry shade, but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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