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Marginal Woodfern

SKU: AM014141
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Marginal Woodfern is a handsome, vase-shaped, evergreen fern with rich, blue-green color. In spring, furry golden fiddleheads arise in circles from the rootstock and unfurl into large, gracefully arching fronds that last all the way through frost. Occurring naturally in shaded rocky crevices, this fern makes an elegant display all season long. (Dryopteris marginalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Dryopteris marginalis
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Striking Foliage, Winter Interest, Evergreen
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season.


Marginal woodfern creates a particularly elegant effect in the landscape with fronds rising like a bouquet from a small exposed rootstock, forming a graceful and dramatic vase-shaped specimen. Evergreen fronds with a rich blue-green color have ample substance to help them last right through frosts. Marginal woodfern prefers shady spots with evenly moist, slightly acidic soils. The most drought-tolerant of all the wood ferns.