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Polystichum tsus-simense


Polystichum tsus-simense is an award winning evergreen rock fern with blue-green, glossy fronds and black veins.

Polystichum tsus-simense or rock fern is a small, tufted, evergreen fern with thick, broadly lance-shaped, glossy blue-green fronds with an intricate texture along black veins. Each frond has a subtle luminescence or shimmer making it an elegant addition to the garden. A tidy and low growing habit of 12-18 inches tall and wide makes it a perfect specimen for small spaces, at the front of shady borders, in rock gardens and containers, and as an underplanting for shrubs. Enjoys fertile, rich, well-drained, evenly moist soil.

Common Name: Rock Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Inhabits shady slopes and rocky places of forests and shores of streams in part or full shade.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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