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Dryopteris marginalis
Dryopteris marginalis
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Dryopteris marginalis

Leather Wood Fern

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 9.030.400

A fern native to woodland areas of north-eastern North America, this adapts well to gardens that offer similar moist, shady conditions. Plants form leathery green fronds, arranged in a single-crowned clump. Not invasive. Foliage remains evergreen in most regions, but may benefit from clipping back in late winter. Easy and reliable.

Further details for
Dryopteris marginalis

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
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.