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Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese lace fern)

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0.8m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polystichum polyblepharum

Other names

Japanese lace fern, Japanese tassel fern, Tassel fern

Genus

Polystichum Polystichum

Species

P. polyblepharum - P. polyblepharum is a clump-forming, evergreen fern with glossy, bipinnate, spreading, dark green fronds, yellow-green and hairy when young.


Polystichum polyblepharum is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds before new fronds unfurl.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese lace fern) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Protect crowns from winter wet. Mulch the crown to prevent it from drying out.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Polystichum polyblepharum

Other names

Japanese lace fern, Japanese tassel fern, Tassel fern

Genus

Polystichum Polystichum

Species

P. polyblepharum - P. polyblepharum is a clump-forming, evergreen fern with glossy, bipinnate, spreading, dark green fronds, yellow-green and hairy when young.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds before new fronds unfurl.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese lace fern) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Protect crowns from winter wet. Mulch the crown to prevent it from drying out.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East

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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