Dryopteris marginalis

Common name: Marginal Wood Fern

Native plant

Marginal Wood Fern is a vase-shaped well-behaved, non-colonizing fern for the cool, woodland landscape. Never becoming aggressive, the broad, dark, leathery, evergreen fronds of marginal wood fern are from 1-3 ft. high and as much as 10 in. wide. Fiddleheads show up in spring and are golden brown and furry. In snowy winters, it can be glimpsed protruding through the snow, its blue-green coloration in contrast to the surrounding white.

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Per unit for pint growing method $5.50
Flats $70

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Maple Shade Tolerant, Uncompacted Urban Soils


Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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