Dryopteris marginalis - Marginal Shield Fern
Dryopteris marginalis - Marginal Shield Fern

Marginal Shield Fern

Dryopteris marginalis

Also called Eastern Wood Fern, Leather Wood Fern

  • 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

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Non-flowering

HEIGHT:
45-60 cm

SPREAD:
50-60 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about Marginal Shield Fern:


Native to Ontario