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Species: Deer Fern

Scientific Name: Blechnum spicant

Classification: Ground Cover Shrubs



Description: The Deer Fern is a small, bushy member of the fern family, with a mature height of only 8-24 inches. It is native to Western North America, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington State, Idaho, Oregon and Northern California. Its bright green branches and leaves (fronds) are distinct in their ladder-like appearance. In the wild, it is commonly found in and around coniferous forests. Its profile is a mostly-upright growth pattern, making it an adaptable choice for ground cover or individual shrubs.

Site Conditions: The Deer Fern prefers rich, slightly acidic soil, preferably with decomposing leaves or organic matter mixed in but can adapt to a range of soil types. It prefers moist soil, but can tolerate wet soil, but generally not standing water. It prefers full shade exposure, but can tolerate partial shade conditions.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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