Jurassic™ T-Rex Wood Fern

Dryopteris tokyoensis

SKU
41369
Erect fronds ranging from dark to light green form a strikingly vertical clump for a bold and highly textural statement in a shaded garden. Especially handsome when grouped to frame a garden element or niche in architecture. Use to add height and dimension to a low border or brighten a woodland understory. Deciduous.
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5-8

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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationdrye-OPP-ter-iss toe-KEY-oh-en-sis
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Prefers moist, enriched, humusy soils; shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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