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Copper Shield Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

Also known as

Japanese Shield Fern, Autumn Fern, Fern

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

75cm

Max

75cm

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

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Copper Shield Fern Overview

This compact, semi-evergreen fern has a clump forming habit. It has broadly ovate, bi- or tripinnate fronds with red young spores (sori). Fronds are bronze- to copper-pink when young, turning semi-glossy and dark green with age.

Common problems with Copper Shield Fern

Generally pest & disease free

How to harvest Copper Shield Fern

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Copper Shield Fern

Division

Spores

Special features of Copper Shield Fern

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Other uses of Copper Shield Fern

Borders, under shrubs