Dryopteris x australis /Dixie Wood Fern, Wood Fern

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

Summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Dryopteris x australis
Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern, Wood Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 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: Like most ferns, this one grows best in fertile, moist soil where there is a generous amount of humus in the soil. It grows in a wide range of light from shade to full sunlight during the morning and late afternoon hours. Cut back old fronds in mid winter and fertilize just before new growth begins in late winter through early spring. Once established this fern spreads and makes a nice ground cover in shaded gardens. Also does well growing in containers like hanging baskets.