The Leatherwood Fern or Marginal Shield Fern is an evergreen fern which typically forms a non-spreading, vase-shaped clump to 1.5-2' (infrequently to 3') tall. This is a woodland fern which is most often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs.
Leatherwood Ferns features grayish-green, deeply cut, leathery fronds (15-20" long). These ferns prefer loamy moist soils, and do best in cool position in the garden, so avoid the afternoon sun. The evergreen fronds are very attractive and provide good interest to the winter landscape.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Dryopteris marginalis 'Leatherwood Fern'|
|Mature Height||24 - 36 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Sun|