Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Log Fern

Dryopteris celsa
Plant Type: Ferns
Native Environment:
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Green
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
feet

Spread:

1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Attractive and 'architectural' fern with great semi-evergreen interest into winter.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Often found growing on rotten logs in rich, moist woodlands. Adapts well to good garden soils.
Special Features
Evergreen
Special Usage
Basic Description

An attractive upright growing fern that is semi-evergreen well into the winter months. Long fronds that are widest in their middle and taper to a point. Leaves are deeply cut and shiny, dark green. Forms a stout and woody rootstock with scales.

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