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Scaled Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis crispa)Scaled Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis crispa)Scaled Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis crispa)

Scaled Male Fern Plants

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Dryopteris affinis crispa

  • Upright, vivid green foliage
  • Evergreen in most of UK
  • Non-invasive clump forming
  • Loves dappled shade, not recommended for exposed, sunny sites.
  • Hardy. RHS rating H6
  • Height and spread to under 75cm x 90cm in 5 years.
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Dryopteris affinis crispa Scaled Male Ferns. 2 Litre Pot Grown Plants

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One of the most popular dwarf evergreen ferns, best grown in light shade and well suited to patio pots and rockeries, being small in area but lush in leaves.

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Features

  • Upright, rich green foliage, brown stems
  • Very popular dwarf variety
  • Evergreen in most of UK
  • Non-invasive clump forming
  • Loves dappled shade, not recommended for exposed, sunny sites.
  • Hardy. RHS rating H6
  • Height and spread to under 75cm x 90cm in 5 years.

Growing Dryopteris Ferns

They love a moist, humus rich soil, and prefer dappled shade with shelter from wind. In the North, you can protect them from frost with fleece, or by trimming the leaves and covering the crowns with straw for winter. Cut back the old fronds in winter.

Did You Know?

Dryopteris is a member of the Dryopteridaceae family, the oak ferns. They are clump-forming, deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnate fronds.