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Nephrolepis exaltata /Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata  / Nephrolepis exaltata
Ground cover planting that spreads rapidly
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Ground cover planting that spreads rapidly

Ground cover planting

Well established clump of fern at base of a tree trunk

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Scientific Name: Nephrolepis exaltata
Common Name: Boston Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The fern most widely grown in the landscape. In areas where it is hardy, it is used along walks, in front of taller growing shrubs, and as a ground cover under trees. It is used as a specimen or accent plant in large containers. Hanging baskets are often filled with this fern. The fronds can be burned by freezes, but plants generally survive in zone 8b and warmer. Can be quite invasive in warm climates.