gymnocarpium dryopteris (western oak fern) native

Size: 1 litre

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  • delicate, pale green fronds in the spring, deepen in colour with age
  • fronds emerge from the long, creeping rhizomes
  • hairy fiddleheads rise from under the soil, not from a central crown like most ferns
  • fiddleheads develop into three-one for each leaf division
  • good ground cover
  • deciduous
  • non-flowering
  • zone 3 
  • height 15-30cm
  • spread 30-45cm
  • oak fern grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in partial or full shade
  • they need consistent moisture and do not like to dry out
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)