Dryopteris ludoviciana

southern wood fern

Dryopteridaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft    Width: 1-2 ft
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Groundcover for moist, shady areas. This is an attractive fern that can form large patches in the right habitat area.
Propagation: Division
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acid to neutral

Ecology

Native Habitats: Seep slopes, wet hammocks. Shady, moist to wet swamp forests and floodplains.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: