Dryopteris cycadina syn. D. atrata [AGM] - Shaggy shield fern, Black wood fern

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  • AGM

  • Fern

  • For a moist soil

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for damp soil

  • Plant for dry shade

  • Plant for shade

This is a wonderful fern with semi-evergreen fronds. The leathery pinnae have blackish-brown scales on the reverse. At maturity, this fern makes a magnificent specimen in the border or in a container.

Prefers a moist soil in partial to full shade. Will tolerate drier soils once established.

Height: 18 - 36 inches / 45 - 90cm

Spread: 10 - 18 inches / 25 - 45cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

Contact Us For Availability

Currently our products are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017, but until then please contact us to check stock levels.

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Delivery Options

Currently they are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017.

  • Direct Collection From Us

    Either from the nursery or from one of the events we’ll be attending. If coming to the nursery then please call first to make sure we’ll be around. If we are away at an event then collection of orders may not be possible.