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Dryopteris abbreviata is often confused with:
Dryopteris australis Leaves
Dryopteris filix-mas Dryopteris filix-mas
Native alternative(s) for Dryopteris abbreviata:
Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Polystichum luctuosum Polystichum tsus-simense
Asarum splendens Asarum splendens--groundcover--dogtooth77--cc-by-nc-sa-2.0
Polystichum braunii Polystichum braunii

Dryopteris abbreviata

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Dryopteris affinis
Phonetic Spelling
dry-OP-ter-iss af-FYE-niss
Description

Easy to cultivate; erect crown; with adequate moisture can tolerate a fair amount of sun.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cambrensis'
  • 'Cristata'
    Frilly frond tips
  • 'Stableri'
Tags:
#evergreen#semi-evergreen#shade tolerant#rabbit resistant#wet sites#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cambrensis'
  • 'Cristata'
    Frilly frond tips
  • 'Stableri'
Tags:
#evergreen#semi-evergreen#shade tolerant#rabbit resistant#wet sites#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dryopteris
    Species:
    abbreviata
    Family:
    Dryopteridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe and Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped blade; pinnate-pinnatified; leathery; small, dark spot at base of each pinna; pinnae are layered up the frond like stair steps; stipes and rachises are shaggy with golden brown scales
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Near Septic
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Wet Soil