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Dryopteris filix-mas (3 litre)


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  • Common Name: Male fern, Basket fern, Shield fern
  • Synonyms: Aspidium filix-mas
  • Position: Full shade, Partial shade, North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Exposed, Sheltered
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained, Poorly-drained, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Hardiness: H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates
  • Habit: Deciduous, Tufted
  • Height & Spread: 90cm × 90cm

One of our finest native plants. A large deciduous fern producing dramatic erect bright green fronds. Height and spread up to 90cm, even forming a short stumpy trunk on old specimens. Will thrive in very dry soil in shade or sun. An essential plant for a woodland garden.

Dryopteris filix-mas RHS Award of Garden Merit RHS Chelsea Flower Show


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