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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Polystichum richardii
Height: 0.5m;  Spread: 0.5m
Shield Fern (Fern)
Leathery dark green fronds.Temperamental in production. Limited availability.
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Growing in forest at Lake Matheson, Westland.