Dryopteris Filix-Mas


Dryopteris Filix-Mas, Male Fern. The native male fern forming tall mid-green feathery fronds with green midribs. Deciduous with a clump forming growth habit. Commonly used in borders or woodland situations. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1m.


Plant in moist fertile soil in a sheltered site. Partial shade, Hardy.


General Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.