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Dryopteris filix-mas

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Dryopteris filix-mas Male Fern,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping

Attractive fern with arching dark green fronds and light-green new growth that grow in a clump. Great for containers, rockeries or in a part-shade, sheltered position in the garden. Grows approx. 60-90cm tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Needs a light, sheltered position. Keep moist, will dry out quickly. Self watering pots are best. Feed with regular applications of diluted liquid fertiliser to keep plant looking it's best. When new growth begins in Spring old fronds can be cut off. Mulch well.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Dryopteridaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate