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Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern

    Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern

    Dryopteris erythrosora, commonly known as the Autumn Fern, is a clumping deciduous fern that adds a burst of color to any garden. Its bright green fronds emerge in spring, turning coppery-red in autumn and adding a splash of color to the landscape. This fern is native to Eastern Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea, and has been a popular ornamental plant in the West since the 19th century.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Foliage: The fronds are bipinnate, with a shiny, leathery texture and a bright green color in spring and summer, turning to coppery-red in the fall.
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil with a pH level of 5.5-7.5.
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Dryopteris erythrosora is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It is perfect for adding color to a shady corner of the garden, and looks great when planted in groups. It also makes an excellent addition to woodland gardens, borders, and rock gardens.

    This fern is known for its hardiness and ability to tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. It is also drought tolerant once established and has few pest or disease problems. The coppery-red color of its fronds in the fall is an added bonus, making it a standout plant in any garden.

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    Care Instructions:
    Dryopteris erythrosora is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers moist soil and should be watered regularly during dry spells. It is best to avoid watering the leaves, as this can lead to disease problems. In the spring, old fronds can be cut back to make way for new growth.

    Final Thoughts:
    Dryopteris erythrosora is a beautiful and versatile plant that adds color and texture to any garden. Its hardiness and low-maintenance requirements make it a great choice for both experienced gardeners and beginners alike. With its striking coppery-red fronds in the fall, it is a standout plant that is sure to attract attention.