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Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii' (Cretan brake 'Wimsettii')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii'

Other names

Cretan brake 'Wimsettii'

Genus

Pteris Pteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Wimsettii' _ 'Wimsettii' is a clump-forming, evergreen fern with arching, ovate or rounded, pinnate, light green fronds divided into lance-shaped, irregularly-lobed, crested pinnae.


Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Light green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Scale insects Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Scale insects

Diseases

Sooty mould may be a problem in still, humid conditions.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii' (Cretan brake 'Wimsettii') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Greenhouse, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in moist but well-drained soil (except chalk) with added leaf mould in full or partial shade. Under glass, grow in a mix of 1 part each sand, leaf mould, charcoal, and 2 parts loam-based compost. Water freely and feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii'

Other names

Cretan brake 'Wimsettii'

Genus

Pteris Pteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Wimsettii' _ 'Wimsettii' is a clump-forming, evergreen fern with arching, ovate or rounded, pinnate, light green fronds divided into lance-shaped, irregularly-lobed, crested pinnae.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Light green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Scale insects

Diseases

Sooty mould may be a problem in still, humid conditions.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pteris cretica 'Wimsettii' (Cretan brake 'Wimsettii') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Greenhouse, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in moist but well-drained soil (except chalk) with added leaf mould in full or partial shade. Under glass, grow in a mix of 1 part each sand, leaf mould, charcoal, and 2 parts loam-based compost. Water freely and feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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