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Matteuccia orientalis


(Oriental Ostrich Fern) Matteuccia orientalis is an ornamental, deciduous, hardy fern native to China and Japan which has eye-catching bright green, pinnate (feather-like) fronds.

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Matteuccia orientalis is an ornamental, deciduous fern native to China and Japan which has eye-catching bright green, pinnate (feather-like) fronds. Sterile fronds arch towards the ground whilst the distinctive fertile fronds will be more upright. 

Most suited to a position in partial to heavy shade with shelter from cold winds. Not really suitable for open and exposed areas or frost pockets

  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. May require protection in very cold winters and not suitable for cold, exposed gardens.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Matteuccia orientalis grows to be a medium sized, spreading fern.
    • Height: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)
    • Spread: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Herbaceous - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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