Leatherwood Fern make great additions to any landscape.
Being a part of the Dryopteridaceae family, the Dryopteris Marginallis or more commonly known as the leatherwood fern is easy to grow light green fern. The green color does get much darker and changes slightly by adding a little blue during midsummer. These plants grow best in a hardiness zone of four to nine. The height of the Leatherwood can increase to be between two and three feet tall. The Leatherwood being three feet high ferns are great for growing in gardens and should be used in moist or drained humus rich soil. The better the soil and planting process the better the fern will do. The wealthiest soil contains organic life such as earthworms and other insects to keep soil loose and also fertile. The plant also requires full or partial shade from the sun to reach maximum potential.
The Leatherwood fern has a perennial lifespan and should be planted late spring to early autumn for best results.
This fern also does very well with another plant known as well of you near some. Where the majority of plants can’t grow to near each other for fear of lack of nutrients or sunlight this fern works in perfect harmony with other certain plants making it more likely to thrive. Being very easy to grow, highly adaptable to other plants and the useful appearance the Leatherwood souls be a great addition to any garden.
Leatherwood Ferns can grow up to 24 inches tall. This fern gets its name because the fronds look similar and feel like leather. They are small growers and can only grow up to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Leatherwood Fern also called Dryopteris Marginalis. Hardy planting zones are 4-8. The growth of this fern is up to 2 feet.
The fronds are thick growing. They look relatively different than intricate growing ferns like lady ferns or painted ferns. They are not as bright as the other ferns; their green is more dull or gray. They are hardy plants and can grow well in full shade. This fern is also called the evergreen fern because it can stay green year round.
Leatherwood Fern Ships As – Bareroot Plant