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Dryopteris tokyoensis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris tokyoensis

Tokyo Wood Fern

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Item #: 3650

Zones: 5a to 8b, possibly colder

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan, Korea

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

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The Tokyo wood fern is one of those little known but very easy-to-grow deciduous woodland ferns, native to woodlands from Honshu to Shikoku and across to Korea. The tight, 3' wide deer-resistant clump of upright, narrow, 3' long fronds provides a nice vertical accent in the woodland garden. We think Dryopteris tokyoensis, which we find similar to a dwarf Dryopteris celsa, is an exceptional fern for the woodland shade garden.