HARDY FERNS Matteuccia struthiopteris

Commonly known as Ostrich fern, Shuttlecock fern

Erect green leaves form shuttlecock shape
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HARDY FERNS Matteuccia struthiopteris

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  • Deciduous
  • Height
    1.7m (5½ft)
  • Spread
    1m (3ft)
  • Fern
    Rhizomatous fern, spreading by horizontal rhizomes producing new 'shuttlecocks' 10-20cm (4-8in) from the parent plant.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade
    Or light dappled shade.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - good for moist shade in a woodland garden or at the edge of a pond.
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Place of origin
    Europe, eastern Asia, North America.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
    neutral to slightly acid

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