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Dryopteris marginallis ‘Leatherwood Fern’

The ‘Leatherwood Fern’ has lovely dark green foliage that is semi-evergreen. The fronds arise in a vase shape and rapidly tapers to a point. The blade is lance-shaped and leathery. This fern is great for the shaded rock or woodland garden and native gardens. It is also an attractive fern for gardens in containers!

Ferns are perfect for the background of the garden or in a woodland setting. Their gracefulness make them especially suited for companions to the Hosta. Performs well in sun but prefers partial shade.

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FN155BAG Dryopteris marginallis 'Leatherwood Fern' out of stock $48.75
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 24-36"
Spacing 18"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Partial shade to full shade
Foliage Bluish-green to dull olive-green
Flower Non-flowering
Bloomtime Non-flowering

General Information +

Botanical: Dryopteris marginallis

Common: Leatherwood fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae

General Characteristics: The newly-emerged leaves are light green, but they turn dark green by summer. Often used by florists.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface. Water thoroughly. Prefers moist, well drained, humus rich soil in partial to full shade; broad, erect crown densely covered with light brown scales; produces a large, single crown; does not spread; hardy.