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Dryopteris erythrosora
  • Dryopteris erythrosora

Dryopteris erythrosora

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(Japanese Shield Fern) A very handsome hardy fern, Dryopteris erythrosora has bright coppery-bronze young fronds which gradually turn to a dark green as they mature later in the year.

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A very handsome hardy fern, Dryopteris erythrosora has bright coppery-bronze young fronds which gradually turn to a dark green as they mature later in the year. It is semi-evergreen, dropping some leaves in cold winter weather.

Dryopteris erythrosora is suited to a position in light dappled or heavy shade. It can also be grown very successfully in a container, provided it is in a shady position.


  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Dryopteris erythrosora grows to be a small to medium sized, clump forming fern.
    • Height: up to 40 - 60 cm (2 ft)
    • Spread: up to 20 - 60 cm (2 ft)

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Shade, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Fern - Medium, Fern - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Alkaline, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Suitable for Containers, Evergreen, Foliage - Purple/Red