Adiantum aleuticum

Western maidenhair

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 3-8 — Very cold hardy

Size: 1-1/2' - 2-1/2'

Size (cm): 46cm-76cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Light Requirements: Deep shade tolerant

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Garden Use: Containers

Origin: Canada, Pacific Northwest


Incomparable NW native for woodland shade.  The limey-green plane of its fronds sits atop shiny black stems.  This compact colonizer prefers light shade in moist soil, and avoids the sun that burns its thin tissue.  

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