Dryopteris cycadina/Shaggy Shield Fern

Dryopteris cycadina / Dryopteris cycadina
Arching fronds appear stiff and leathery
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Arching fronds appear stiff and leathery

Tips and edgesn of fronds abort in arid climates

Fiddleheads look like black caterpillars as they unfurl in spring

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Scientific Name: Dryopteris cycadina
Common Name: Shaggy Shield Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Has light green fronds covered with stems having black scales. Likes a shady and moist growing situation. Use in woodland gardens, in mass planting and contaiers. Evergreen when grown in areas that have mild winters. It deer resistant.