Dryopteris marginalis

(Eastern Wood Fern)


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Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Dryopteris marginalis, commonly called marginal shield fern or wood fern, is an evergreen, native fern which typically forms a non-spreading, vase-shaped clump to 1.5-2′ (infrequently to 3′) tall. This is a woodland fern which is most often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs. Features grayish-green, deeply cut, leathery fronds (15-20″ long).

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, rich, humusy, acidic soils in bright shade with protection from wind.

Additional information

Common Name

Eastern Wood Fern

Botanical Name

Dryopteris marginalis

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Height

1 to 2 feet

Width

1 1/2 to 2 ft

Soil Condition

Moist

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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