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Dryopteris filix-mas (Male Fern)

Type Herbaceous flower, Fern, Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Light green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Dryopteris filix-mas:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Dryopteris filix-mas

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Dryopteris filix-mas:

  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
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Common Missspellings: Driopteris, Dryoptaris, Drioptaris, Drioptoris

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