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Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal wood fern

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
1.5-2'
1.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Vase-shaped
Fern
Perennial

Marginal Fern, Marginal Shieldfern

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
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Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen leaf
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic
Soil Preference
Well-drained, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist woods and ravines, rocky ledges
Eastern North America to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Sensitive to heat
COMPANION PLANTS
Christmas fern,Pennsylvania sedge,Creeping phlox,Wild blue phlox
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
White oak,Swamp white oak

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