Scientific Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: copper shield fern, autumn fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Fern
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Bipinnate, Tripinnate, Lanceolate, Linear, Oblong, Dentate
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Orange, Red, Brown, Black, Sep
Key ID Features:
Frond tips tilt sideways; sori pink-red and then orange-black and in a double row.