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botanical name:
Dryopteris affinis ssp. borreri
Dryopteris affinis ssp. borreri © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Golden Male Fern
synonyms:  Dryopteris borreri, Dryopteris pseudomas
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern
height: 1.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
A beautiful fern, especially in spring when the scaly, coppery pale golden brown, sturdy young fronds are beginning to unfurl, opening to light green pinnate leaves which darken as they mature. Forms stout clumps with crowns raised up from the ground

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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