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Perennials, Ferns > Dryopteris > Dryopteris affinis > Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'

Dryopteris affinis

'Cristata'


Crested Golden Shield Fern, Crested Scaly Male Fern




Family
Dryopteridaceae
Genus
Dryopteris
Species
affinis
Cultivar
'Cristata'
Category
Perennials, Ferns
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
1 - 1.5 m
Spread
1 - 1.5 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' is a bushy, semi-evergreen fern whose pinnae and fronds are uniquely crested.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun to full shade, in cool, moist, well-drained soil.
Growth
Medium
Pests
No serious pests or diseases of note if grown outside.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Bipinnate (leaflets also pinnate) fronds arranged in rosettes, both pinnae and fronds have further divisions at their tips.
Flower Description
Non-flowering but producing spores.
Notable Specimens
RHS Garden Rosemoor, North Devon, England.
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