Scientific Name: Dryopteris cycadina Form: Vase
Common Name:shaggy shield fern Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:DryopteridaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Fern Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Fern-like, Compound, Basal, Leathery, Bipinnate, Lanceolate, Cleft (parted), Pinnately lobed
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Vase-shaped fern with short creeping rhizomes 45-70(-90) cm tall and as wide; fronds stiff, leathery, upright, once pinnate, with 20-30 pairs of narrow lance-shaped pinnae; stipe and rachis with black hair-like scales.