Also known as Dryopteris erythrosora; the Buckler fern is a striking Japanese deciduous fern, with large triangular-shaped fronds which which are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green. Contrasts beautifully with evergreen ferns and other woodland plants, and will be equally effective grown in a pot in covered areas and pergolas.
Dryopteris erythrosora will thrive in any partial shade situation and does really well in moist heavy soils.
Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back decayed fronds in winter to allow new growth to emerge.
· Eventual Height: 60cm
· Eventual Spread: 38cm