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Tooth Wood Fern-Dryopteris carthusiana Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full shade Mature Height - 20-35" Mature Width- 12-18" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner

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Toothwood Fern - Dryopteris Spinulosais

The Toothwood Ferns or Spinulose Shield Fern have the Scientific name of Dryopteris Carthusian. It's native to the northern hemisphere in both Europe and North America. The dark green, lacy fronds are commonly used in the floral industry and are known for being butterfly friendly. They turn yellow in the fall but their fronds will stay green into the winter and starts blooming in April right after the last frost.

The fronds are erect, vase-shaped, and taper towards the tip, while the lower part of the plant is made up of branches giving a full appearance to the plant. It has no glandular hair on the blade.

This plant is used for ground cover and is seldom damaged by deer or rabbits. It can even be found naturally occurring in swamps and wet woods with full or partial shade. The height of the plant is 1.5 to 2.5 feet and will grow approximately 1 to 1 and 1/2 feet wide. Though it prefers a more neutral condition it does grow well in clusters in moist, wet, sandy, rocky, alkaline or acidic environments and is considered easy to grow.

This Fern is often used by a florist for greenery in arrangements. It is deciduous, or in other words, loses its leave annually. It is often used for a ton of landscaping purposes because it is excellent for an accent to plants and because it attracts butterflies while making a great border. It can be planted in a planter and sat on the porch or deck.

This extremely adaptive plant would look great in any yard or on any porch. Toothwood ferns can be used to hide small imperfections in your garden with the array of dark green leaves and the way that it attracts butterflies it would add beauty to any landscape or garden.

Toothwood Fern, also known as the Narrow Buckler Fern is a lacey looking fern with hundreds of tiny leaflets. The Toothwood fern can grow just about anywhere, even in places many plants cannot grow. This plant gets its name from the small tooth-like branches at the end of each leaf. You can also plant this plant in soil that is anywhere from lightly moist to boggy but can even tolerate drier conditions once established. This plant is perfect for beginning gardeners.