Buckler Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

Buckler Fern - Dryopteris erythrosora

Common Name: Buckler Fern
Genus: Dryopteris
Species: erythrosora

Category: Ferns
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.38 m (38 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Red

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

This striking deciduous fern has triangular-shaped fronds which are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green. It needs plenty of moisture and contrasts beautifully with evergreen ferns and other woodland plants.

Garden Care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back decayed fronds in winter to allow new growth to emerge.

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