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common name: Crown Wood Fern
synonyms: Dryopteris buschiana, Dryopteris setosa
part shade, shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Deciduous fern, forming an elegant large shuttlecock-like clump. Fresh mid-green fronds with dark scaly midribs and stems.
Similar to D. wallichiana.
Humus rich, moist soil, preferably acid to neutral, in a shady position. Will tolerate some drought once well established,
From spores or by division of large clumps
Woodland and shady gardens.
The dried rhizomes are used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
From Japan, Korea and eastern China.
pronounced: dry-OP-ter-iss krass-ee-riz-OH-mah