giant leather fern
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Specimen plant or mass background planting in moist areas. Could be used as a hedge. As this fern gets very tall, it is not appropriate as a groundcover.
Not drought tolerant.
Used as cover.
Brackish and freshwater marshes, swamps, river floodplains.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Fiddleheads are edible. Fronds have been used as thatch.
Can be cut back to improve appearance, but should not be severely pruned more than once a year. Spores cover undersides of leaves giving them a bi-color appearance.