Tokyo wood fern

Dryopteris tokyoensis

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Tokyo wood fern (Dryopteris tokyoensis)
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Genus:  Dryopteris
Tokyo wood fern's ladderlike, upright fronds provide a strong vertical accent to its surroundings. The vase-shaped clumps grow to 18 to 36 inches tall. Grow in a woodland or shade garden.
Care:  Grow in moist soil and light to full shade in a sheltered site.
Propagation:  Sow spores at 59°F when ripe. Divide plants in spring or autumn.
Problems:  Rust, leaf gall, and fungal spots can occur.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Fern

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