Dryopteris x australis/Dixie Wood Fern

Dryopteris x australis / Dryopteris x australis
Tall, arching fronds
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Tall, arching fronds

Summer foliage

Unright growth habit makes it useful as a specimen plant

Used in woodland gardens as an accent plant

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Scientific Name: Dryopteris x australis
Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The Dixie wood fern is an excellent choice for plantings in naturalistic settings like woodland gardens. Provide a moist, fertile soil that contains a generous amount of humus. Cut ferns in late winter to remove old, browning foliage and to insure fresh foliage in the spring. Fertilize ferns in late winter and again in the summer for optimum growth and spread.