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

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

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  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.