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Dryopteris erythrosora | Autumn Fern - 20-30cm - 2lt

Dryopteris erythrosora | Autumn Fern - 20-30cm - 2lt

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Dryopteris erythrosora, also known as the Autumn fern, is a species of deciduous fern native to Japan, Korea, and China. It is a popular ornamental plant that is commonly used in landscaping and gardening.

The fronds of Dryopteris erythrosora are typically 30 to 60 cm long and 15 to 30 cm wide. They are pinnate, which means that they are divided into leaflets that are themselves divided into smaller leaflets. The leaflets are a lustrous paler green colour in the spring and summer, but turn coppery-red or orange in the autumn, giving the fern its common name, the Autumn fern. The fronds are arching and form a rosette, with new growth emerging from the center of the plant.

Dryopteris erythrosora is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers partial shade to full shade and moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It can be propagated by division or spores. The plant is generally disease-resistant and has no major pests.

The Autumn fern is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of settings. It is often used in shade gardens or as a ground cover under trees. It can also be planted in containers or used as a border plant. Its fall color adds interest to the garden and makes it a popular choice for landscape designers.

In conclusion, Dryopteris erythrosora is a popular and attractive fern that is easy to care for and versatile in its uses. Its autumn colour and disease resistance make it a great choice for landscaping and gardening projects.

  • Common Name

    Autumn Fern

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen fern

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Eastern Asia

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    triangular, bi-pinnate, vivid orange and coppery-red fronds in spring, dark green in summer

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, poorly–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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