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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' aka 'The King'
Common Name: Male Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' aka 'The King'
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This large, stately fern is highly ornamental with fronds garnished with shaggy “golden scales”. The fronds are adorned with shredded tips.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Woodland floor at low elevations.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom Time 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGold Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourOrange 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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