Black Wood Fern, Shaggy Wood Fern
The Shaggy Wood Fern is a tall and robust clump-forming fern which produces attractively long arched, lime-green fronds in a vase shape.
Its unique appearance comes from the fine dark hairs which cover the elegant fronds. This fern is easy to grow yet nonetheless spectacular.
Native across southwestern India to China, the Shaggy name refers to its distinctive dark scaly stems which contrast strikingly with its robust bright green fronds.
The Shaggy Wood Fern is a versatile and perfect choice of fern for a woodland garden or shaded border, and even works brilliantly in a container.
Care & Size Guidance
Best planted in well-drained, humus-rich soil situated in full to part shade. Make sure it has some protection from strong winds and cold.
It’s best to tidy the previous years’ old fronds before new growth begins again in spring.