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Dryopteris spinulosa

Also called Fancy Fern / Florist's Fern / Spinulose Wood Fern


More About Dryopteris spinulosa

  • AKA Dryopteris carthusiana
  • Narrow, lance-shaped, pale green fronds with finely cut leaflets
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Good for swampy, low-lying, shady areas
  • Spreads slowly by shallow, underground rhizomes
  • Deciduous

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Toothed Wood Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dryopteris grow best in a moist soil, in partial to full shade. They need constant moisture and do not like to dry out.


Dryopteris spinulosa 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
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge