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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

 

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A native, male fern Dryopteris filix-mas can be found growing naturally in moist woodlands around the UK. This large, deciduous fern has feathery, green fronds which form a distinctive, shuttlecock shape and turn coppery in autumn. It makes a fine companion for shade-loving woodland plants, especially other ferns, and when its leaves die back, the space can be filled with early flowering spring bulbs such as snowdrops.
     
  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back decayed fronds in late winter or early spring to allow new growth to emerge.
  • Eventual 1M high by 1M wide.  Supplied in a 2 litre pot.

 

Dryopteris Filix Mas

£12.00Price
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