Berrybank Nursery, 5 Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5BA
Dryopteris affinis

Dryopteris affinis

Common Name: 'Golden shield fern'

AGM. This very large fern is vigorous and easy to grow. It is semi-evergreen and is similar in appearance to Dryopteris filix-mas but is a lighter shade of green. UK native. H90cm S90cm.


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Care Instructions

Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites and will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in their first season and mulch well. It gets its common name from the gold coloured scales on the leaf stems. 

Plant No: 982

About Us

Macplants are a long-established, family-run business. We are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses and have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh. We also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.

Our Contacts

Berrybank Nursery,
5 Boggs Holdings,
East Lothian
EH34 5BA

01875 341179