Dryopteris Wallichiana


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SKU: dryopteris-wallichiana Category:
Common Name: Alpine Wood Fern
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H5
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)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full shade, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 0.9 – 1.1m
  • Eventual Spread: 1 – 1.5m

Dryopteris Wallichiana, also known as ‘Alpine Wood Fern’, holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a clump forming, deciduous or semi-evergreen fern,.  It bears yellow/green fronds when young  with black and brown scales on the stalks.  A low maintenance plant, ideal for under planting shrubs within the border.

Looking After Your Dryopteris Wallichiana

Generally pest and disease free, this robust fern is moisture and shade loving although will tolerate drier conditions, but be sure to provide a good mulch in the early Spring to help retain any moisture. Late Autumn remove all dead or damaged fronds and mulch well with a well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division or re-locate to a new site, at the same time using bone meal or a good quality general purpose fertiliser.

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