Crested Uniform Wood Fern (Dryopteris uniformis 'Cristata')

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Crested Uniform Wood Fern (Dryopteris uniformis 'Cristata')

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This upright leathery textured fern has oblong-pinnate blades with slender forked tips to the pinnae. Many of the blades also divide in the upper third of the rachis imparting a doubling effect to the blade apex. The stipe is well-clothed with glossy dark brown to nearly black scales. The muted surface of this species echoes that seen in one of its better known relatives from the Pallidae section, Dryopteris marginalis. Barbara Hoshizaki supplied the spore plant for this population. She tells me there are apparently two slightly different crested forms of uniformis in cultivation in the US, and we have procured both a slender form and a broad form.

Frond Condition: Evergreen

Mature Height: 2'

Origin: Japan

Cultural Requirements: Part Shade, Shade, Evenly Moist

USDA Zones: 6,7,8,9

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