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Dryopteris orientalis coll #YD D19-63
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris orientalis coll YD D1963

Oriental Wood Fern

Item #: 6751

Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

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

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Dryopteris orientalis is an attractive deer-resistant wood fern from a Yucca Do expedition to Sichuan, China, where this gem was found at 4,000' elevation in Sichuan's Tao Yuan. Dryopteris orientalis makes an attractive, easy-to-grow, 1' tall x 2' wide evergreen clump. The impressed spores on the back of the frond give the top a very interesting beaded look. Here's where the problem of plant exploration gets dicey...the Flora of China section on ferns isn't published yet, and none of our Chinese books lists Dryopteris orientalis. In appearance, it resembles a smaller Dryopteris indusiata. Our supply of this is very limited.

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