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Dryopteris atrata

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Shaggy Shield Fern. Large deciduous fern. The mature fronds are dark green, but as they unfurl they resemble hairy elephants trunks. Height and spread around 90cm. Thrives in sun or part shade in moist soil types.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£6.95

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Plant Finder: about Dryopteris atrata

Common names

Fern

Description

Dryopteris atrata (Fern). This genus consists of about 200 species of deciduous or semi- evergreen terrestrial ferns. They are found mainly in woodland settings by streams and lakes.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will require shade and moist soil. Regularly remove fading fronds.

Interest and use

Some types form interesting, shuttle-cock like crowns.

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Dryopteris atrata | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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