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Autumn Fern

  • Botanical Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
  • Common Name(s): Autumn Fern, Japanese Shield Fern, Shaggy Shield Fern
  • Description: Japanese Shield Fern is a small fern native to eastern Asia. They form an arching vase-shaped clump reaching a mature size of 2' tall and 2' wide. Grown in acidic high organic matter soils that stay moist. Plants will spread slowly over time through underground creeping rhizomes. It is a low-maintenance fern that withstands full shade and is resistant to browsing by rabbits. Protect plants from drying winds. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.