Dryopteris

Dryopteris

Dryopteris

Dryopteris are tufted ferns that can be evergreen, semi evergreen or deciduous. They do go by a few different names such as Male fern, basket fern or shield fern.

They have beautiful tactile foliage and are used for adding structure to the borders.

Dryopteris will grow to around 1.5 meters tall and 1 meter wide if left untouched

Where to Site Your Dryopteris

Dryopteris are perfect for shaded areas of the garden, under planting trees. They do look well in cottage gardens with the airy perennials surrounding them. Or rockeries.

Ferns are a really volatile shrub that are perfect in most garden locations

How to Grow and Look After you Dryopteris

Easy to grow but needs to be kept well-watered at first till it gets established also benefits from a good mulching in its first season, very good to grow in the shade

Pruning is not required unless you are removing dead leaves

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  1. Dryopteris Atrata 1.5 Litre
    £6.65
    Dryopteris Atrata is a slightly larger growing fern with leathery leaves surounded by serrated leaflets. Has black scales that give it it's name Learn More
  2. Dryopteris Affinis Cristata The King 3 Litre
    £12.75
    Semi-evergreen fern, producing 60cm crisped fronds with crested tips. Grow in moist, humus rich soil in partial shade and sheltered site. Learn More
  3. Dryopteris erythrosora brilliance 3 litre
    £12.75
    Semi-evergreen fern, producing a red colour on lush green fronds. Grow in moist, humus rich soil in partial shade and sheltered site.H70cm Learn More
  4. Dryopteris affinis Cristata the King 10 Litre Pot
    £42.00
    Semi-evergreen fern, producing 60cm crisped fronds with crested tips. Grow in moist, humus rich soil in partial shade and sheltered site. Learn More
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