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Southern Wood Fern

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$17.99
  • Bushy lime green foliage with an arching nature
  • Matures to 3' wide by 3' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 9
  • Plant in part sun to part shade
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Description

Introducing Southern Wood Ferns, the perfect addition to any garden or landscape! This beautiful fern species is native to the southeastern United States and is highly valued for its lush green foliage, easy maintenance, and versatility in garden design.

One of the standout features of Southern Wood Ferns is their attractive fronds, which can grow up to 3 feet in length and provide a rich, textured appearance to any garden or natural area. The foliage is a vibrant, glossy green color and is characterized by finely cut leaves that give it a delicate appearance.

But Southern Wood Ferns are more than just a pretty face! They are also incredibly easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. They thrive in a variety of moist humus-rich soils and can tolerate both part sun and shade.

In addition to their aesthetic and practical benefits, Southern Wood Ferns also play an important ecological role. They provide shelter and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds and insects, and help to improve soil health and prevent erosion.

So why should you use Southern Wood Ferns in your garden? Simply put, they are a beautiful, low-maintenance, and ecologically beneficial addition to any landscape. Whether you're looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your backyard or create a sustainable, wildlife-friendly garden, Southern Wood Ferns are the perfect choice. So why not give them a try and see for yourself how they can transform your outdoor space?

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your Southern Wood Fern

Space your Southern Wood Fern 4 feet apart in a perennial border. Otherwise, For Mass plantings, space them 3 feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Thelypteris kunthii
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Shade Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 6-9

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Southern Wood Fern

$17.99

Introducing Southern Wood Ferns, the perfect addition to any garden or landscape! This beautiful fern species is native to the southeastern United States and is highly valued for its lush green foliage, easy maintenance, and versatility in garden design.

One of the standout features of Southern Wood Ferns is their attractive fronds, which can grow up to 3 feet in length and provide a rich, textured appearance to any garden or natural area. The foliage is a vibrant, glossy green color and is characterized by finely cut leaves that give it a delicate appearance.

But Southern Wood Ferns are more than just a pretty face! They are also incredibly easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. They thrive in a variety of moist humus-rich soils and can tolerate both part sun and shade.

In addition to their aesthetic and practical benefits, Southern Wood Ferns also play an important ecological role. They provide shelter and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds and insects, and help to improve soil health and prevent erosion.

So why should you use Southern Wood Ferns in your garden? Simply put, they are a beautiful, low-maintenance, and ecologically beneficial addition to any landscape. Whether you're looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your backyard or create a sustainable, wildlife-friendly garden, Southern Wood Ferns are the perfect choice. So why not give them a try and see for yourself how they can transform your outdoor space?

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  • 2.5 Quart
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