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Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern
Copper Shield Fern

Copper Shield Fern

Enjoy a maturing switch in colour on this fern
Grows to
Grows To
90 cm
90 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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Item: 561200
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90 cm
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  • Remarkable copper-pink fronds mature to light green on this impressive fern 
  • Perfect plant for lightly shaded borders and woodland-themed gardens 
  • Easy to grow hardy perennial perfect for gardeners of all abilities 
  • Proud holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit 
  • Supplied as one established plant in a 2L pot
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A delightful semi-evergreen fern with impressive and elegant foliage.

Producing a sway of copper-pink fronds, which mature to a light green, the Copper Shield Fern is a proven garden performer and a hardy perennial.

The foliage forms into a neat clump to provide excellent ground cover, while also bringing head-turning colour and a natural feel to shaded spaces of the garden.

Also known as Dryopteris erythrosora, for best impact plant en masse in a moist or wooded area.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as one established plant in a 2L pot.

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Item 561200 supplied as:
1 x 2L Pot

Top Tips

Don't be afraid to plant in dry shade, just make sure it's kept well-watered.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure or mulch to enrich the soil if necessary, as ferns enjoy a rich, fertile soil.
  • When planting several ferns arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the root ball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the root ball - the aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the crown of the fern above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well from below the fronds to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Low maintenance and easy to grow, just feed and water ferns regularly from below the fronds until they are fully established.
  • In spring, after tidying, add a mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the crown of each plant.

Pruning Advice:

  • Little pruning is needed and don't cut back ferns in the autumn - leave the fronds as protection for the crowns of the plants.
  • Clean up old, dead fronds in the early spring before the new fronds uncurl. Clear away any debris to encourage good air circulation.

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90 cm
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