Marginal Wood Fern

Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal Wood Fern thrives on dry rocky sites and seems nearly impervious to drought. The thick, leathery leaves stay green over winter, providing year round interest. Neutral to acid soils in some shade is best, but it will also grow in well-drained …

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SKU
00935-04
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 3'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1' - 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Deer Resistant

Marginal Wood Fern, Dryopteris marginalis, thrives on dry rocky sites and seems nearly impervious to drought. The thick, leathery leaves stay green over winter, providing year round interest. Neutral to acid soils in some shade is best, but it will also grow in well-drained acid clay. Excellent for stabilizing dry shaded slopes. Other common names include Leatherwood Fern, Marginal Shield Fern and Eastern Wood Fern.