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Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata' (Robust male fern 'Crispa Angustata')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata'

Other names

Robust male fern 'Crispa Angustata'

Genus

Dryopteris Dryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Crispa Angustata' _ 'Crispa Angustata' is a vigorous, semi-evergreen fern with lance-shaped, 2-pinnate to pinnatisect, crisped, pale green fronds that mature dark green.


Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Erect, Upright

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata' (Robust male fern 'Crispa Angustata') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m 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. Tolerates 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

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata'

Other names

Robust male fern 'Crispa Angustata'

Genus

Dryopteris Dryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Crispa Angustata' _ 'Crispa Angustata' is a vigorous, semi-evergreen fern with lance-shaped, 2-pinnate to pinnatisect, crisped, pale green fronds that mature dark green.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Erect, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dryopteris x complexa 'Crispa Angustata' (Robust male fern 'Crispa Angustata') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m 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. Tolerates 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

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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, Zone 5, Zone 4

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