Dryopteris wallichiana

Fern - Dryopteris wallichiana

Common Name: Fern
Genus: Dryopteris
Species: wallichiana

Category: Ferns
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A tough hardy fern that is native to the Himalayas. In spring Wallich's wood fern produces bright green shuttlecock-like fronds on upright hairy stems up to 90cm high. Less fine in appearance than many other ferns it nonetheless makes a dramatic statement in a woodland garden or under deciduous trees. Once established it will even grow in dry shade. When the leaves die back the space can be filled with early-flowering snowdrops.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well rotted leaf mould composted pine needles of garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back dead fronds in winter.

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