Dryopteris atrata ( The Black Wood Fern or Shaggy wood fern )


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Part to full shade, moist, well-drained soil ( The Black Wood Fern or  Shaggy wood fern )

The Black Wood fern is so-called because of the dark, almost black scales covering the black leaf bases and crown. This, when contrasted with the bright green fronds, makes the plants extremely appealing. It has a strong habit of growth and robust leathery leaves the leaflets of which bear serrated margins.

A little tidying of the old tired fronds may be required in spring before the new growth.

Grows in full sun , part to full shade, moist, well-drained soil

Height  90cm  ( 35 inches  )

Spread  90cm  ( 35 inches  )