Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' - Golden Shield Fern

Golden Shield Fern

Dryopteris affinis 'The King' (Cristata)

Also called Golden-scaled Male Fern

  • AKA Dryopteris borreri 'Cristata', Dryopteris pseudomas 'Cristata'
  • Narrow, dark green fronds with crested tips
  • Upright, arching habit
  • Tolerates sun better than other dryopteris
  • Semi-evergreen

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Non-flowering

HEIGHT:
75-100 cm

SPREAD:
75-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Dryopteris grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Damaged fronds should be cut out in early spring.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)