Dryopteris atrata
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Dryopteris atrata

£9.95

(Shaggy Wood Fern) A handsome fern, Dryopteris atrata is semi-evergreen with clumps of arching bright green fronds and black, scaly stems.

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A handsome fern, Dryopteris atrata is semi-evergreen with clumps of arching bright green fronds and black, scaly stems. This isa superb fern for a shady spot or woodland planting. 

Dryopteris atrata can also be grown very successfully in a container, provided it is in a shady position.


  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist (but well drained), fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Dryopteris atrata grows to be a small to medium sized, clump forming fern.
    • Height: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)
    • Spread: up to 60 - 80 cm (2 - 3 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Herbaceous - Small, Herbaceous - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Habit - Architectural

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