Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich fern

The Ostrich fern is a wonderfully architectural and extremely hardy plant for moist, cool places

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The Ostrich fern is a wonderfully architectural and extremely hardy plant for moist, cool places. Once settled in it will spread, sometimes rapidly, by underground runners to form quite dense colonies of beautifully elegant lime-green shuttlecocks. Allow space as, in a rich soil, the plants can reach over head high and grow short upright trunks. Surplus plants shouldn't go to waste as they are considered something of a delicacy and the export of fiddleheads for the gourmet market is big business in some parts of its range. They taste, it is said, similar to asparagus.

Matteuccia struthiopteris Identification Sheet

Origin
North American, Europe, Japan
Genus
Matteuccia
Species / Cultivar
struthiopteris
Common name(s)
Ostrich fern
Synonym
Pteretis nodulosa, Struthiopteris pensylvanica
Situation
Part sun to full shade, moist to boggy soil,
Eventual height
180cm
Eventual spread
90cm
Hardiness
Fully hardy
Skill level
Easy

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Reviews (6)

Rated 4.70 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 6 customer reviews
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Shuttlecock Ferns

Great value for money, looking forward to seeing the fronds appear in the spring.<br />

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Arrived looking quite a lot like the photo

Not quite as big as the photo but almost, perfect and lush foliage in that beautiful shape. A real quality plant. Really happy and definitely want to buy more (once I've made some space!)

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Absolutely brilliant service. This plant arrived well packaged and was such a healthy and large specimen that I planted straight away where I wanted it to go (normally I place all new plant's, especially fern's, in a "holding area" I have that protects them for a few month's, or overwinter them here so that they can grow bigger and stronger before the final placement). Have ordered before from The Palm Centre and will definitely be ordering more from you. Well done on your excellent plant's and service.

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<p>Fast Delivery/well packaged,is it meant to look like a waterlogged dead bulb?</p><p><span style="color:#ff7f27;"><strong style="color:#3f48cc;">Palm Centre's answer:</strong> </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:'Calibri',sans-serif;color:#3f48cc;">This is a plant that remains dormant in the winter, no leaves, so yes the fern you received will have no leaves at this time of the year.</span></p>

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arrived on time and safely, plants are a good size and look forward to being able to plant out.

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top quality plants.exceptional value.great service and packaging.

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