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botanical name:
Adiantum aleuticum 'Japonicum'
Adiantum aleuticum 'Japonicum' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Japanese Maidenhair Fern
synonyms:  Adiantum pedatum 'Japonicum', Adiantum pedatum var. japonicum, Adiantum pedatum 'Roseum'
family:  Adiantaceae
characteristics: fern
height: 0.40m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: black
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Deciduous fern with creeping rhizomes and pinnate, mid-green fronds with triangular to oblong segments on wiry dark stalks. New fronds in spring are distinctly tinted bronze and pink. Very attractive.

Moderately fertile, lime-free, moist soil in partial shade. Particularly good in peaty soil and woodland conditions.

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