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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'

King of the Male Ferns

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King of the Male ferns is one of the largest and most accommodating crested ferns it is possible to grow. When at its best, each leaflet displays a crest or tuft of growth at the end transforming the plant into a graceful yet large specimen that is eye-catchingly imposing in a mixed border or fernery. Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' will adapt to any growing situation but with a moist soil and semi-shade will luxuriate into an eye-catching centrepiece.

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' Identification Sheet

Bristish Isles
affinis 'Cristata'
Common name(s)
King of the Male Ferns
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
Full sun to shade, any good soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Fully hardy
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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Rated 5.00 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 2 customer reviews
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Plants received promptly and in excellent condition. Extremely pleased with your service. Many thanks.

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Helpful service, large, healthy plant at a competitive price. I chose it for its potential size and the form of the leaflets, which is frilly and slightly twisting - quite distinctive next to other ferns.

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