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Didymochlaena truncatula

tree maidenhair fern

An evergreen fern that can reach 1m or more, with long, mid-green fronds divided into wedge-shaped leaflets, and tinged red when young

Synonyms
Aspidium truncatulum
Didymochlaena lunulata
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Red
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Dryopteridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Tufted
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Old World Tropics

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in moist but well-drained, humus-rich compost in bright, filtered light with high humidity

Propagation

Propagate by spores or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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