Gymnocarpium dryopteris ‘Plumosum’

Plumose oak fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 2-8

Size: 9" - 12"

Size (cm): 23cm - 30cm

Height and Spread: Small - Under 1' in height or spread in 5 years

Origin: China, Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, Russia


A fern of forest understory and shale talus slopes that sports much divided, trangular fronds in a translucent light green.  Well-behaved colonizer that disappears on its own in the fall and faithfully reappears each spring.  Site it in shade and rich soil and watch it go!

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