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  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Polystichum tsussimense

Korean rock fern

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
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2 litre pot £18.99 £11.39
£18.99 £11.39
  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A reliable fern with glossy, upright, darkly veined fronds and a delicate spine-pointed tip for shadier spots and underplanting. Polystichum tsussimense is evergreen, but old fronds can be cut back in early spring to reveal the newly emerging purple-tinged fronds that transition to green from neat basal rosettes. Weave it through a partially shaded border in naturalistic drifts and it will make a natural partner for hostas and hellebores. It also shows a good resistance to deer and rabbits.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Remove winter-worn and untidy foliage in spring.