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botanical name:
Dryopteris wallichiana
Dryopteris wallichiana © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
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common name:  Wallich's Wood Fern
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern, semi-evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 7
description:
Mid-green fronds with dark scaly midribs. The young growth is paler yellowish olive-green that contrasts nicely with the dark midribs. Forms a large shuttlecock-like clump. Semi-evergreen in mild areas.

cultivation:
Humus rich, moist soil in partial shade.

other notes:
Native to the Himalayas. Named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich.

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