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Dryopteris x separabilis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris x separabilis

Separate Wood Fern

Item #: 5561

Zones: 5a to 9b, guessing

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

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

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This rare NC native (and just over the border in Virginia) is a naturally-occurring hybrid between Dryopteris celsa and Dryopteris intermedia. In the garden, it forms a robust, deer-resistant, 30" tall x 30" wide evergreen clump of wide, rich medium green, glossy, strongly-upright leaves. In late winter the leaves, like a good drunk, soon lose their verticality. In the wild, Dryopteris x separabilis grows well above but still near swampy habitats.