Southern Shield Fern

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    Southern Shield Fern

    Posted by Bob Barrow on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Southern Shield Fern, also known as the Autumn Fern forms in medium clusters of light green foliage with dark green stems 

The Shield Fern is most common in North America and is an evergreen type fern.

Botanical Name: Dryopteris cycadina
Mature Height: 24 inches
Mature Width: 1.5- 2 ft
Growth Per Year: 1.5- 2 ft
Light Requirement: part- shade to shade
Soil Requirement: average, moist, (adaptable)

The Southern Shield Fern, also known as wood fern or buckler fern, depending on what part of the in where it is found. Its scientific name is Dryopteris and is most commonly found in the temperate regions of North America, such as the wet, wooded, shady forests of the Pacific Northwest, parts of Europe, and Northern Asia.
The common shield fern grows up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Southern Shield Fern loves wet soils but can live in drier soils as well

If you are planting them in your garden, they will continue to look the best if you removed the damaged leaves once a year.

This genus is commonly hybridized and formed into many different species, and most of them have short roots that slowly creep into a crown shape. They are also the most common type that is used as garden greenery. Butterflies often lay their eggs in the leaves to that it can eat and grow.

Southern Shield Fern is normally found in the wetlands

These are the embodiment of fern beauty. This plant prefers moist but well-drained soils and plenty of shade to protect it from the harsh sun rays. Although it is naturally found in wetlands, it can survive drier conditions. But ideal requirements are needed for this growth.

 Southern Shield Fern