Wood Fern – Dryopteris Expansa
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Mature Width: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Growth/Year: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Sunlight: Prefers Partial to Full Shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soils.
Botanical Name: Dryopteris expansa
The wood fern is a great fern for almost anywhere. This fern grows anywhere form 1-2 ft high. This Plant is well known for its soft look and feel and is lovely around walkways or porches. The wood fern is evergreen and can add a beautiful green in the mid of winter. It prefers full or partial shade and well drained soil. However this needs a lot of watering and likes to have moist soil. It is very good at spreading over a open area.