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Botanical name: Dryopteris cycadina
Other names: Shaggy shield fern, Black wood fern, Dryopteris atrata, Dryopteris hirtipes
Species: D. cycadina - D. cycadina is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen fern with black-scaly stems and erect to arching, bright green fronds with darker green mid-ribs.
Dryopteris cycadina is: Semi evergreen
Foliage: Blue-green, Flushed black in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn; Bright-green in Winter
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds when needed.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...
Dryopteris cycadina (Shaggy shield fern) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in moist, humus-rich soil in a partially shaded, sheltered site. May be deciduous in cold areas, fully evergreen in areas with warm winters.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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