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Dryopteris erythrosora - 'Prolifica' (Copper Shield Fern, Dryopteris)

Type Herbaceous flower, Fern, Deciduous
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Dryopteris erythrosora:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Dryopteris erythrosora

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Dryopteris erythrosora:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
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