Woodwardia orientalis var. formosana

Oriental chain fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 9-10

Size: 3' - 5'

Size (cm): 61cm-91cm

Height and Spread: Large - Over 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Garden Use: Ferns for color

Origin: China, Japan, Taiwan


Fronds are immense and this chain fern produces little fernlets on the frond surface.  May be tender in the pacific northwest, so best protected in winter. Plenty of moisture a must, and light shade. Easy to propagate from the fernlets.

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