• Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.75m

Dryopteris wallichiana

alpine wood fern

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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil:Moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

A tough, hardy fern that is native to the Himalayas. In spring, Wallich's wood fern produces bright green, shuttlecock-like fronds on upright, hairy stems, up to 90cm high - and makes a dramatic statement in a woodland garden or under deciduous trees. Once established, it will even grow in dry shade. When the leaves die back, the space can be filled with early-flowering snowdrops.

  • Garden care:
    Incorporate lots of well rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles of garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back dead fronds in winter
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