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botanical name:
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Golden Male Fern
synonyms:  Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern, semi-evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Very attractive form making a symmetrical crown of arching fronds, crested at the tips and pinnae.

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

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