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Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum' (Oak fern 'Plumosum')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum'

Other names

Oak fern 'Plumosum'

Genus

Gymnocarpium Gymnocarpium

Variety or Cultivar

'Plumosum' _ 'Plumosum' is a low-growing, spreading, deciduous fern with triangular, 3-pinnate fronds, each segment (pinnae) is triangular and divided into broadly ovate, overlapping, toothed, scalloped segments. Fronds are light to yellow-green when young, turning dark green with age.


Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum' (Oak fern 'Plumosum') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in preferably neutral to acid, leafy, moist soil in full or partial shade. Enrich soil with garden compost prior to planting. Mulch in leaf mould in spring.

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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum'

Other names

Oak fern 'Plumosum'

Genus

Gymnocarpium Gymnocarpium

Variety or Cultivar

'Plumosum' _ 'Plumosum' is a low-growing, spreading, deciduous fern with triangular, 3-pinnate fronds, each segment (pinnae) is triangular and divided into broadly ovate, overlapping, toothed, scalloped segments. Fronds are light to yellow-green when young, turning dark green with age.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum' (Oak fern 'Plumosum') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in preferably neutral to acid, leafy, moist soil in full or partial shade. Enrich soil with garden compost prior to planting. Mulch in leaf mould in spring.

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

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, Zone 3

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