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Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Copper Shield Compact Fern Dryopteris erythrosora

Copper Shield Compact Fern 'Dryopteris erythrosora'

A remarkable semi-evergreen beauty
Grows to
Grows To
75 cm
75 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: 561201
£9.99
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75 cm
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  • A perfect solution for those tricky garden corners and woodland beds, with enviable colour and form 
  • Outstanding airy and copper-pink fronds mature to vibrant green with age
  • Compact nature ensures this fern is a breeze to grow and maintain, while producing a neat display
  • Proud holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, demonstrating an outstanding pedigree
  • Supplied as one established plant in a 2L pot
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Introduce this healthy semi-evergreen fern to your garden, for an easy to maintain and satisfying display. Airy and copper-pink fronds mature into a vibrant shade of green with age.

Elegant and compact foliage grows in neat and clumped formations to provide excellent ground coverage - particularly when planted en masse or alongside other varieties of fern.

This fern's intricate and attractive fronds make a real impact in shaded borders and those tricky and hard-to-fill corners of the garden.

As a compact variety, this plant will behave and retain a uniform look as it grows, ensuring it is the ideal choice for gardeners of all abilities - even those with less time on their hands.

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 561201 supplied as:
1 x 2L Pot

Top Tips

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

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate well-rotted manure or pine mulch to enrich the soil if necessary, as ferns enjoy rich and fertile soil.
  • When planting several ferns, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look once maturing.
  • Individually knock out each plant from the containers. 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.
  • Will require protection from frosts.
  • In spring, tidy and 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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