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Woodwardia unigemmata


Woodwardia unigemmata has shimmering copper new growth that turns green with age on huge fronds to 6 feet long!

Woodwardia unigemmata produces long, red fronds with a lustrous, metallic sheen that slowly turn to green with age. The large fronds are naturally arching and can cover a lot of ground with plants growing to at least 6 feet wide. Small baby ferns are produced at the leaf tips. Still experimental on the west coast though apparently hardy to Zone 8. Plant in a protected location and provide a winter mulch to be safe.

Common Name: Jeweled Chain Fern

Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forest margins and slopes in the mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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