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Dryopteris nipponensis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris nipponensis

Wide Leaf Autumn Fern

Item #: 5152

Zones: 6a to 9b, possibly colder

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan, Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(syn: Dryopteris cystolepidota) This cousin of the popular autumn fern makes a 2' tall x 3' wide evergreen clump with foliage that is shorter but broader than Dryopteris erythrosora. The unique foliage texture makes this a favorite of garden visitors, who have bugged us to propagate it for years...enough, already! The new growth in spring is tinted red for a wonderful contrast. Dryopteris nipponensis is easy to grow in typical woodland garden conditions...moist or dry.

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