Dryopteris filix-mas - young fronds in early summer

Dryopteris filix-mas

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(Male Fern) Native to woods of the UK, Dryopteris filix-mas is a clump forming deciduous fern with long feathery fronds, bright green in summer turning shades of bronze in autumn.

Excellent for a position in partial to heavy shade & can be grown in a large container.

Very attractive when planted in small groups in a woodland environment.

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Supplied Size:
  • 2 litre pot

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  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist (but well drained), fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Dryopteris filix-mas grows to be a small to medium sized, clump forming fern.
    • Height: up to 80 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
    • Spread: up to 80 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
How Much Sun
Light Shade, Shade
Eventual Size
Fern - Medium (0.6m - 1.2m), Fern - Small (less than 0.6m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Habit - Architectural, Autumn Colour
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