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A picture of a Leatherwood fern

Leatherwood fern

Dryopteris marginalis

Also known as

Fern

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

75cm

Max

30cm

60cm

Min

20cm

Leatherwood fern Overview

This fern from North America has stiffly upright, slightly arching, yellow green bipinnate fronds arising from a tight, central crown to a height of 30-60cm. The sori are borne along the margins of the pinnules.

Common problems with Leatherwood fern

How to propagate Leatherwood fern

Spores

You can propagate by spores in the summer.

Division

Division in the autumn or winter.

Other uses of Leatherwood fern

Some types form interesting, shuttle-cock like crowns.