Dryopteris tokyoensis

Tokyo wood fern

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Outstanding Qualities

Many wood fern fronds arch dramatically, sometimes with their tips touching the ground or offer a layered look. Tokyo wood fern is quite different in that the bright green fronds grow very upright and are lance-shape in shape and almost columnar in form.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: fern

Foliage Type:

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: a very upright, bright green fern

Culture Notes
Plant in light to dappled shade with soil being rich and well-drained. Water at least once
Geek Notes
Dryopteris tokyoensis is native to Japan, Korea, China (provinces: Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang), Taiwan, and the Philippines in frests, damp places, marshes from 3300 to 4000 feet (1000 - 1200m).