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Polypodium 'Whitley Giant'

polypody 'Whitley Giant'

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen fern with arching, dark green fronds divided into long, narrowly lance-shaped leaflets (pinnae). New fronds emerge in summer rather than spring.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Polypodiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen or Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Polypodium can be evergreen or deciduous ferns, with creeping rhizomes bearing simple or pinnate fronds at intervals

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but free draining soil in partial shade. Will tolerate sun if the soil retains moisture. For more information see our guide how to grow ferns.

Propagation

Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Generally not required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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