Polypodium scouleri

Leathery polypody

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 8-9

Size: 6" - 20"

Size (cm): 15cm-51cm

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

Light Requirements: Deep shade tolerant

Garden Use: Ground cover

Origin: North America, Pacific Northwest


Sedate little groundcover that’s native to the coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest.  Likes deep shade and moist, acid soils.  Frequently found on spruce trees.

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