Dryopteris erythrosora

(Autumn Fern)


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Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Dryopteris erythrosora , commonly called Japanese shield fern or autumn fern, is an arching, evergreen (semi-evergreen in cold winter climates) fern that grows in a vase-shaped clump to 2′ tall and as wide. It is native to woodland hillsides and mountain slopes in Japan, China and Taiwan. New fronds unfurl in striking shades of orange-red to copper-pink before eventually maturing to glossy deep green by summer. Triangular, bi-pinnate fronds grow to as much as 2′ long.

Description

Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers consistently moist, humusy soils that are rich in organic matter. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Site in locations sheltered from strong winds to protect the fronds. Plants slowly spread over time by short creeping rhizomes.

Additional information

Common Name

Autumn Fern

Botanical Name

Dryopteris erythrosora

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

1 to 2 ft.

Width

1 to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

High in Organic Matter

Water Needs

Average to moist

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Coppery -green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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