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Polystichum vestitum
Height: 1m;  Spread: 1m
Prickly Shield Fern (Fern)
Leathery dark green foliage. Very hardy in frosty conditions. Can develop a small trunk.
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On 30/04/2014, Danny Smith said:
This fern did well in my garden in Hastings until the last two years. Two relatively mild winters have led to boom in two-spotted mite populations and these have had a summer-long orgy on P. vestitum. Geoff's response: To combat mite and other pests use "Shield" spray which is a systemic insecticide/fungicide and will cure most common plant problems.