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Dryopteris cycadina (Shaggy shield fern)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.75m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Dryopteris cycadina

Other names: Shaggy shield fern, Black wood fern, Dryopteris atrata, Dryopteris hirtipes

Genus: Dryopteris Dryopteris

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds when needed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Dryopteris cycadina

Other names: Shaggy shield fern, Black wood fern, Dryopteris atrata, Dryopteris hirtipes

Genus: Dryopteris Dryopteris

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

General care

Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds when needed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...


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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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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