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Scientific Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
Pronunciation: dry-OP-tur-iss eh-rith-roe-SORE-uh
Common Name: copper shield fern, autumn fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Frond tips tilt sideways; sori pink-red and then orange-black and in a double row.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
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
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include D. 'Brilliance'.
copper shield fern, autumn fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate, Tripinnate
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Red, Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' has very strongly copper colored young fronds
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Linear, Oblong
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Red, Brown, Black, Orange
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Galls, Rust, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZW) GAZebo West
(ONW) Overpass North side West : cv. Brilliance, Autumn Fern
(PPL) Pine PLanting : cv. Brilliance
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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