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Dryopteris carthusiana
Dryopteris carthusiana
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Dryopteris carthusiana

Toothed Wood Fern

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 9.030.120

(Formerly Dryopteris spinulosa) This is a very easy garden fern, native all over the northern hemisphere. Plants produce tall, bright-green fronds that are often used by florists for greenery. A good fern for massing, or using as a specimen in the woodland garden. This adapts well to moist or even wet sites. Trim old fronds back to the ground in late winter. Deciduous.

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Dryopteris carthusiana

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate