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Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside' (Broad buckler fern 'Crispa Whiteside' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside'

Other names

Broad buckler fern 'Crispa Whiteside'

Genus

Dryopteris Dryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Crispa Whiteside' _ 'Crispa Whiteside' is a deciduous to semi-evergreen fern producing an erect rhizome bearing shuttlecock-like rosettes of upright, arching, triangular-ovate, tripinnate dark green fronds, yellow-green when new, with crisped, toothed segments. Frond mid-ribs and stalks have conspicuous, dark brown scales with darker centres.


Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside' (Broad buckler fern 'Crispa Whiteside' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites. Will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade if watered regularly in their first season and mulched well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside'

Other names

Broad buckler fern 'Crispa Whiteside'

Genus

Dryopteris Dryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Crispa Whiteside' _ 'Crispa Whiteside' is a deciduous to semi-evergreen fern producing an erect rhizome bearing shuttlecock-like rosettes of upright, arching, triangular-ovate, tripinnate dark green fronds, yellow-green when new, with crisped, toothed segments. Frond mid-ribs and stalks have conspicuous, dark brown scales with darker centres.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dryopteris dilatata 'Crispa Whiteside' (Broad buckler fern 'Crispa Whiteside' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites. Will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade if watered regularly in their first season and mulched well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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