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Dryopteris × australis
Dryopteris × australis
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Dryopteris × australis

Dixie Wood Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.030.060

A unique and little-known natural hybrid, this fern has only recently become available to gardeners. Plants have very large dark-green fronds, forming an clump with an upright and arching appearance. Ideal for specimen effect in the moist woodland. Plants slowly spread to form a patch over time. Easily divided every 4 to 5 years in early spring. Occurs occasionally in woodlands of the Eastern USA. Deciduous.

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Dryopteris × australis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate