Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern

Image of Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern
Image of Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern
Image of Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern
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Alternate Image of Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern
Alternate Image of Dryopteris erythrosora [AGM] - Japanese shield fern
  • AGM

  • Fern

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for shade

The young fronds of this striking fern are coppery red and slowly mature to dark green as the season progresses. Definitely one we would recommend.

Prefers a moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Although slow-growing it is worth the wait as mature specimens are absolutely stunning. Will remain evergreen in mild winters. Will tolerate dry shade once established.

Height: 18 - 24 inches / 45 - 60cm

Spread: 12 - 24 inches / 30 - 60cm

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

This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.

Delivery Options

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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.