California Upright Sword Fern
Nephrolepis cordifolia 'California'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||nef-roh-LEP-iss kor-dih-FOH-lee-uh cal-eh-FOR-nee-ah|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast, clumping growth; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Azalea (Azalea); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
Thrives in enriched, evenly moist soil, but highly adaptable. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, once established. Feed monthly during growing season. Cut back old fronds when new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11