Dryopteris Erythrosora


4 in stock

SKU: dryopteris-erthrosora Category:
Common Name: Buckler Fern
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
Tags: , , ,
This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full,partial shade
  • Soil: Moist
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Dryopteris Erythrosora, also known as  ‘Japanese Shield Fern’ or ‘Buckler Fern’ and  holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a deciduous or semi-evergreen fern.  It has creeping rhizome producing tufts of pinnate, copper-red fronds when newly developed, changing to dark green-red later. Ideal for the woodland setting, or shady damp area of the garden.

Looking After Your Dryopteris Erythrosora

Generally pest and disease free, ferns are moisture loving plants preferring a shady position within the garden, if grown in sunnier aspects keeping the soil moist and well drained at all times is a must to maintain its healthy appearance, planting in a humus rich soil. Late Autumn give a good tidy by removing any dead or discoloured fronds and apply a mulch of well rotted garden compost or leaf mould, this will also help protect the plant during the colder Winter months. Early Spring feed with bone meal or a good quality general purpose fertiliser. Propagation or relocation can also be done early Spring.

Additional information


Lets Go Planting


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Dryopteris Erythrosora”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *