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Dryopteris filix-mas

More About Dryopteris filix-mas

  • Lance-shaped, mid-green fronds
  • Crown is made of large rhizomes that are covered in fuzzy, brown hair
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Spreads slowly by shallow, underground rhizomes
  • Deciduous

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

75-90 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Male Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dryopteris grow best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full shade. They need constant moisture and do not like to dry out.


Dryopteris filix-mas Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Dryopteris filix-mas

Dryopteris marginalis

Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal Shield Fern