Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

A semi-evergreen fern with arching, cool green fronds. Young, papery growth unfurls from the center of each plant, emerging coppery-pink and maturing to shades of emerald green. Foliage adopts rusty-red coloration, and develops red sori on the undersides with the arrival of cooler weather. Prized for its foliage, this fern makes a great textural addition to shaded beds and borders, as a groundcover, or addition to containers.


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Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.