Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’
Scaly male fern ‘Cristata’, Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata The King’ , Golden shield fern ‘Cristata’, Dryopteris pseudomas ‘Cristata’, Dryopteris borreri ‘Cristata’, Narrow crested golden-scaled male fern, Golden male fern , Dryopteris Cristata The King
1.5m ht x 1m sp
2 ltr pot
5-10 years until maturity
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'
Scaly male fern 'Cristata', Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' , Golden shield fern 'Cristata', Dryopteris pseudomas 'Cristata', Dryopteris borreri 'Cristata', Narrow crested golden-scaled male fern, Golden male fern , Dryopteris Cristata The King
Variety or Cultivar
'Cristata' _ 'Cristata' is a large, semi-evergreen fern forming a rosette of erect, arching, crested fronds that open golden-green when young and turn bright green as they mature.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Green, Gold in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn; Bright-green in Winter
Remove dead or damaged fronds when needed.
WHERE TO GROW
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' (Scaly male fern 'Cristata') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only
Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites. Will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West