Polystichum aculeatum

Common Name : Type : FernHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : EvergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage colour : Deep greenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drained / Poorly-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter

P. aculeatum is an evergreen fern forming a neat rosette of bipinnate, erect or arching, leathery dark green, narrowly lanceolate fronds to 90cm long, with slightly prickly pinnules.


2019.- Planted in May in a 2-liter pot hanging from the trellis of G. elliptica to experiment with a “wall of ferns”.

See on garden plan