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botanical name:
Dryopteris affinis
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common name:  Golden Male Fern
synonyms:  Dryopteris borreri, Dryopteris pseudomas
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern, semi-evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Nearly evergreen, producing a shuttlecock shaped clump of 2-pinnate or pinnatisect fronds. They are pale green when unfurling in spring, contrasting with the scaly, golden brown midribs, then ageing to darker green and often lasting well through the winter. Each pinna has a dark spot where it joins the midrib.

Humus-rich, moist, well drained soil in part shade. Best in a sheltered position but more tolerant of sun and wind than other species.

other notes:
Native to Europe and parts of Asia.
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