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Dryopteris atrata

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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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.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Dryopteris atrata

Common names



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.


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.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Dryopteris atrata | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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