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Polystichum ‘Tsus-Simense’


50cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy
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Polystichum ‘Tsus-Simense’ is beloved on our nursery for its graceful, evergreen fronds that create a lush, green carpet in shaded areas. This hardy fern thrives in woodland gardens, shaded borders, in rockeries and under trees, bringing textural interest and greenery to your garden. It pairs beautifully with Hostas and Hellebores. Easy to care for and resilient, ‘Tsus-Simense’ is an excellent choice for adding year-round interest.

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Planting Conditions

The ideal planting conditions for Polystichum Ferns, include well-drained soil and partial to full shade, emulating its woodland habitat. This adaptable fern thrives in a variety of garden settings, from woodlands to shaded corners. Its preference for consistent moisture and organic-rich soil make it a superb choice for shaded or woodland gardens. Plant it at a depth that matches the existing soil level in the container, keeping the crown level with the ground. Adequate spacing, about 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm) apart, allows optimal growth and a lush appearance. These planting conditions create the perfect environment for the Fern to thrive in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Caring for Polystichum involves consistent watering to maintain moisture levels, mirroring its woodland habitat. Water the fern regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged, especially during dry spells. Fertilisation isn't a high priority; this fern generally draws its required nutrients from the garden soil. However, an occasional application of a balanced, slow-release fertiliser during the growing season can provide a gentle boost. This fern's low-maintenance nature ensures that watering and feeding are not overly demanding, allowing it to retain its appearance in your garden with minimal effort.

General Care

General care for Polystichum Fern, entails vigilance for potential pests like slugs, which can affect ferns. Regularly inspect the fronds, removing damaged ones in late Winter or early Spring to maintain a neat and attractive appearance. This low-maintenance fern is naturally resilient to many diseases, but keeping it tidy aids in preventing potential issues. Plant it in well-drained soil with partial to full shade, mimicking its woodland preference, offering enduring elegance with minimal effort.