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Davallia mariesii var. stenolepis

A semi-evergreen, frost-tender fern with a creeping, hairy rhizome from which divided, triangular fronds to 20cm tall arise

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Davalliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Davallia can be evergreen or deciduous ferns with finely divided ovate or triangular fronds arising singly from a creeping, conspicuously scaly rhizome

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Far East

How to grow

Cultivation

Best suited to growing in pots or hanging baskets in semi-shade in a fibrous, moist, potting compost. See Epiphytic Ferns for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by division or by spores

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • hanging basket
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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