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  • Japanese shield fern
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Dryopteris erythrosora

Japanese shield fern

RHS award of garden merit £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
3 × 9cm pots
Quantity
  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This striking deciduous fern has triangular-shaped fronds, which are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green. One of our recommended plants, 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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