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Dryopteris marginalis

Also called Eastern Wood Fern, Leather Wood Fern


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More About Dryopteris marginalis

  • Fiddleheads emerge with a thick, brown "fur"
  • Leathery, deep green fronds
  • Crown consists of large rhizomes covered in fuzzy, brown hairs
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Does not spread by rhizomes
  • Evergreen

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Marginal Shield Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dryopteris grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. They need constant moisture and do not like to dry out.


Dryopteris marginalis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Dryopteris marginalis