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Dwarf Southern Wood Fern overview
Dwarf Southern Wood Fern overview
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Unique, Low-Maintenance Fern

Dwarf Southern Wood Fern, Thelypteri ovata Lindheimerii, also know as Dwarf River Fern, is a semi-evergreen, perennial fern. Its ornamental nature would make it a perfect addition to your shady perennial bed as a vibrant border. It would also do great as a groundcover to fill in around your trees and shrubs.

Your Dwarf Southern Wood Fern features medium-green fronds that emanate out in a haphazard yet graceful, arching nature. Unlike the common ferns you see with their neatly symmetrical fronds growing out from a central core, Dwarf Southern’s fronds grow this-way-and-that for a uniquely charming effect in the garden setting.

The bright green fronds are sure to add warmth and texture to your yard all summer! As summer fades, Dwarf Southern Wood Fern takes on bronze tones for an additional splash of color in your autumn landscape.

The Dwarf Southern Wood Fern generally grows to about 3 feet in height, but depending upon the conditions can reach up to 5 feet. It’s a low maintenance fern that doesn’t mind a bit of drought or sun and can even handle some cold temperatures. Deer tend to leave it alone and it’s generally a tough little fern that adds definition and color to your yard.

If you’re looking for a fern with a bit more to offer than the typical fern attributes, Dwarf Southern Wood Fern is a terrific choice. It’s even easy to propagate so an investment in just one can eventually take care of a larger area. Dwarf Southern Wood Fern is a terrific, ornamental plant with a lot to offer for your yard this year!

* Semi-evergreen
* Deer resistant
* Naturalizing
* Great for containers
* Shade tolerant
* Winter hardy
* Some tolerant to drought and sun exposure


Dwarf Southern Wood Fern Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Thelypteris ovata Lindheimerii
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium