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Tokyo wood fern

Dryopteris tokyoensis

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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.

CareGrow in moist soil and light to full shade in a sheltered site.

PropagationSow spores at 59°F when ripe. Divide plants in spring or autumn.

ProblemsRust, leaf gall, and fungal spots can occur.

  • Genus : Dryopteris
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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