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Southern Wood Fern

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  • Zones 8-10
  • Height 36”
  • Spread 36”

Southern Wood Fern, Thelypteris normalis, will add texture to your shade garden with this fast growing light green fern. Tolerates heat, unlike many other fern varieties. Plant as a border or mass planting. 

Southern Wood Fern Care

Plant high in well drained soil. Water weekly, more often during periods of drought and extreme heat. 

Southern Wood Fern  Spacing

Space 4’ apart in the perennial border. For Mass plantings, space 3’ apart.

Southern Wood Fern Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Light Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Medium
Features: Woodland Garden Plant
Scientific Name: Thelypteris normalis
Common Name: Southern Wood Fern

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Southern Wood Fern Show Reviews

  • 5
    really impressed

    Posted by Laura Brown on Dec 15th 2021

    I was initially hesitant to buy the "Southern Wood Fern" because I didn't know much about it. After doing some reading on the plant's care page, I felt confident in my purchase and I'm so glad that I gave it a shot!