- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Mature Height 24 - 28 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 28 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Most gardeners think that only damp shady gardens are suitable to grow ferns. In fact there are a number of fern species that grow very well in the often hard to plant dry shade areas of a garden. Japanese Beech Fern is one herbaceous perennial that will happily grow in moist or dry shade and even take a little bit of sun early or late in the day. In fact, a few hours of dappled sun exposure will keep Japanese Beech fern a brilliant lime green color.
Japanese Beech Fern is not bothered by deer or disease and returns year after year with fresh new growth that needs little seasonal maintenance. Mass plantings of ferns in a woodland garden makes for a wonderful groundcover that will help to exclude weeds all summer long. The abundance of plush fronds makes for wonderful cover for wildlife in the garden and provides material for floral arrangements from late spring to late fall.
Japanese Beech Fern Care
Japanese Beech Fern is not fussy about soil pH or moisture levels. The soil must be free draining and not too heavy with clay. Solis that stay waterlogged during the winter will cause root rot and kill this plant. A mostly shade to partly sunny location will help Japanese Beech Fern to thrive and multiply robustly.
Semi-evergreen ferns such as Japanese Beech Fern need only an annual clean up of any dead or dying fronds early in the spring to make way for the lush new season growth. Leaving old fronds on the plant through the winter helps to protect the crown from harsh cold snow and provides mulch for the next season. Fertilizing is not often necessary. Mulching with organic compost or leaves in the fall is the best way to feed the soil.
Japanese Beech Fern Spacing
The mature height and width of Japanese Beech Fern is 3 feet. Spacing at 2 feet on center is recommended to achieve a quick ground cover when planting in a large mass. Using ferns for a border or in containers is also very effective. Make sure the container you use is at least 16 inches in diameter and has very good drainage.
Japanese Beech Fern Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 28 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Bright Green Fronds|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Uses: Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Japanese Beech Fern|
|Scientific Name: THELYPTERIS DECURSIVE-PINNATA|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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