Polystichum aculeatum [AGM]

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  • Plant for shade

A neat rosette of evergreen, erect or arching, leathery, dark green fronds form a shuttlecock-like shape when mature. New fronds emerge a wonderful apple green shade. This very handsome fern deserves to be more widely grown. 

Prefers a rich, fertile, well-drained soil in shade. 

Height:  12 - 24 inches / 30 - 60cm

Spread:  18 - 36 inches / 45 - 90cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

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This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.

Delivery Options

Our web shop is now open for you to browse and make your selection from. Postage and packing charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy. We only send plants out Monday (not Bank Holidays) to Wednesday. This is to avoid packages being left in the postage system over the weekend. Shipping plants and keeping them healthy along the process is an intricate matter. As we care for the plants we sell we deliver them in a way that ensures they have enough to drink and enough protection between our nursery and your home.

  • Courier Service

    Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class Signed for delivery service

  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.