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Leatherwood Fern - 50 Plants $44.99

Leatherwood Fern - 50 Plants $44.99

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Leatherwood Fern

Leatherwood Fern, scientifically known as Dryopteris marginalis, is a charming and adaptable fern species native to eastern North America. This fern belongs to the Dryopteridaceae family and is highly valued for its ornamental appeal, making it a favored option among gardeners and landscapers.

One of the distinguishing features of the fern is its evergreen nature. Unlike many other ferns that lose their leaves during the winter, the fern retains its attractive fronds year-round, providing a touch of greenery even in the coldest months. Its fronds are typically two to three feet long and have a leathery texture, hence the common name "Leatherwood."

Leatherwood Fern Is Very Versatile

Regarding habitat, the fern is admiringly versatile and can thrive in various conditions. It can be found in moist and dry woodlands and along stream banks, making it a versatile addition to garden landscapes. It prefers partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shady corners of gardens where many other plants struggle to thrive.

Caring for the fern is relatively straightforward. It requires well-drained, humus-rich soil and regular moisture to flourish. While it can tolerate some drought once established. Mulching near the bottom of the plant can help maintain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.

The fern is a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require frequent pruning or special attention. However, if you prune fronds, it can help maintain its tidy appearance and encourage new growth.

In summary, Leatherwood Fern is a delightful evergreen fern species native to eastern North America. Its adaptability, ornamental value, and ease of care make it a sought-after addition to shaded gardens and woodland landscapes. Whether used as a ground cover or a focal point, this resilient fern adds a touch of greenery and elegance to outdoor spaces throughout the year.


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Darlene Mavis
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I love this fern because of its glow! Good choice

Thank you for the awesome review about our fern, Darlene. We are so pleased to hear it is working just as it should and that you are enjoying it so much!