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Polystichum tsussimense (Korean rock fern)

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2 hours care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polystichum tsussimense

Other names

Korean rock fern, Aspidium tsussimense

Genus

Polystichum Polystichum

Species

P. tsussimense - P. tsussimense is a semi-evergreen fern forming neat rosettes of dark green fronds.


Polystichum tsussimense is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Polystichum tsussimense (Korean rock fern) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in a most cool, moist, lightly shaded site or full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Polystichum tsussimense

Other names

Korean rock fern, Aspidium tsussimense

Genus

Polystichum Polystichum

Species

P. tsussimense - P. tsussimense is a semi-evergreen fern forming neat rosettes of dark green fronds.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polystichum tsussimense (Korean rock fern) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in a most cool, moist, lightly shaded site or full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Rock Ferns not thriving and leaves browning

This year i planted three rock ferns under a shady hedgerow facing north east. They receive a little dappled sun in the morning but are in shade most of the day. The soil is moist, but not… read more

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