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Woodwardia unigemmata


Woodwardia unigemmata has shimmering copper red new growth that turns green as fronds reach 3-6 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 fronds 3-6 feet long! Small baby ferns are produced at the leaf tips. Hardy in coastal BC planted in protected microclimates such as up against the house or under the branches of coniferous trees. Provide a winter mulch to be safe. In colder zones, it can make an amazing pot specimen that you overwinter in a cool room, a sunroom, or a greenhouse.

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: 4-6'

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



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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