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Dryopteris Cycadina is a neat rosette type fern that is also known as the Shaggy Shield Fern or the Blackwood Fern.
An attractive low growing deciduous or semi-evergreen (depending on the climate) this shuttlecock fern originates from China and Japan and has lovely light green fronds with stems peppered with tiny black scales.
grows as a medium size clump with an arching habit. A beautiful little fern that works well when underplanted with Japanese Acers
. As these ferns grow in woodland settings they also work so well when planted with other varieties of ferns
beneath taller trees in a sheltered area.
Like most ferns the Shaggy Shield fern prefers partial shade, or full shade, and any well drained fertile soil. Max height and spread 1 metre.
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