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Dryopteris wallichiana

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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One of the finest of all ferns forming a large single crown of tall fronds. These black haired crosiers emerge from a black crown looking rather like a large hairy spider sat in the centre of the plant. An old specimen may attain 89cm in height and spread. Thrives in part shade and moist soil where it is not disturbed. Award of Garden Merit.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Dryopteris wallichiana

Common names

Buckler fern, Fern


Dryopteris wallichiana (Buckler fern). This species is an upright deciduous fern, the leaves are lance-shaped, 2-pinnate and brown-green, This species will grow to a height of 90cm.


Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade in a sheltered site.

Interest and use

Some types form interesting, shuttle-cock like crowns.

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Dryopteris wallichiana | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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