(Siebold's Wood Fern) An unusual fern native to Japan, Dryopteris sieboldii is slow growing and evergreen, with leathery greenish-blue fronds on arching stems.
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An unusual fern native to Japan, Dryopteris sieboldii is slow growing and evergreen, with leathery greenish-blue fronds on arching stems. Once established the fronds can grow to be quite large in size.
Most suited for a position in light dappled or fairly shade (with a little light if possible). Excellent in a woodland setting and it can also be grown very successfully in a container, provided it is in a shady position.
- Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
- Soil: Ideally moist, fertile soil but actually fairly tolerant od reasonably dry soils once established.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Dryopteris sieboldii grows to be a small to medium sized, clump forming fern.
- Height: up to 80 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
- Spread: up to 80 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Shade, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Fern - Medium (0.6m - 1.2m), Fern - Small (less than 0.6m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Suitable for Containers, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Foliage - Blue/Silver