Polystichum munitum

Sword fern - Polystichum munitum

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Dispatch from 01 March. Lovely variety of evergreen fern that produces large sword shaped fronds, that can reach 90cm in length. This fern is happy in full or dappled shade so great for those hard to fill spots. Mature height 1 metre. Prefers a moist well drained poisition. RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Genus: Polystichum
Species: munitum
Plant type: fern
Life cycle: evergreen
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf shape: lance-shaped linear
Leaf margin: dentate or toothed
Leaf arrangement: pinnate
Approx leaf length (cm): 90
Can be grown from: spores or division.
Soil conditions: light, medium humus-rich well drained soil.
Water needs: Semi-moist conditions
Cultivation methods: They will prefer partial shade with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. You can propagate by sowing spores or by division of the rhizomes.
Natural habitat: There are two distinct varieties, var munitum grows in moist coniferous woods, var imbricans grows in rock crevices and rocky soils in dry coniferous soils. Forms extensive colonies.
Min height (m): 1.1
Max height (m): 1.5
Min spread (m): 1
Max spread (m): 1.25
Spring colour: glossy dark green
Summer colour: glossy dark green
Autumn colour: glossy dark green
Winter colour: glossy dark green
Min growing temp (C): 8
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 14
Growth habit: terrestrial
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: N.W. America