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Common Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas

Also known as

Basket Fern, Shield Fern, Male Fern, Male Woodfern, Male Shield Fern

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

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Common Male Fern Overview

Robust deciduous fern that has shuttlecock-like tufts. As they sprout the stems start off curled up and slowly uncurl as they mature. The leaves can reach a height of 1.2m.

Common problems with Common Male Fern

How to propagate Common Male Fern

Spores

You can propagate by spores in the summer.

Division

Division in the autumn or winter.

Special features of Common Male Fern

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Common Male Fern

Under shrubs, mixed borders, forest areas.