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Pteris umbrosa - bright green fronds in early summer
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Pteris umbrosa

£13.95

(Jungle Brake) Pteris umbrosa is native to parts of Eastern Australia, growing as a small to medium sized, compact, evergreen, clump forming fern with eye-catching bright green fronds.

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Pteris umbrosa is native to parts of Eastern Australia, growing as a small to medium-sized, compact, evergreen, clump forming fern with eye-catching bright green fronds.

Most suited to partial or heavy shade in warm, mild areas sheltered from cold winds.


  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist (but well drained), fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Not particularly hardy. Tolerates cold down to approx -1oC to -3oC but requires a mild, sheltered position and protection in cold winters. Can be grown in a container and moved into a greenhouse or similar over winter. Not at all suitable for cold or exposed areas.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Pteris umbrosa grows to be a small to medium sized, clump forming fern.
    • Height: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)
    • Spread: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)
  • Notes: Please be aware that Pteris umbrosa can be damaged or killed in the winter by cold weather if not adequately protected and if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Light Shade, Shade
Eventual Size
Fern - Medium, Fern - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Foliage - Unusual Shape, Habit - Architectural