Dryopteris atrata (Wall. ex Kunze) Ching
Height x Spread: 90cm x 90cm
The Black Wood fern is so-called because of the dark, almost black scales covering the black leaf bases and crown. This, when contrasted with the bright green fronds, makes the plants extremely appealing. It has strong leathery leaves the leaflets of which bear serrated margins.
Performs best when grown in a moist, fertile, neutral to acidic soil in either full sun or partial shade.
Hardy to -15°C