Dryopteris ludoviciana ~ Southern Shield Fern-ServeScape
Dryopteris ludoviciana ~ Southern Shield Fern-ServeScape
Dryopteris ludoviciana ~ Southern Shield Fern-ServeScape
Dryopteris ludoviciana ~ Southern Shield Fern-ServeScape
Dryopteris ludoviciana ~ Southern Shield Fern-ServeScape

Dryopteris ludoviciana

Southern Shield Fern

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Southern Shield Fern is a semi-evergreen to evergreen native fern with an upright vase-like habit.  The glossy but leathery triangular dark green fronds grow as long as 2 feet.  Thrives in rich, moist, acidic soils with some shade.  Tolerates drought once established.

Type: 

Fern

Height: 

2' - 4’

Spread: 

2’ - 3’

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 10

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

N/A

Season of Interest: 

Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Protect from winds.  no serious disease or pest issues.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardenRock GardensNative Gardens, Naturalized AreasPond Edges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Coral BellsBleeding HeartLungwort

IMAGES: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), Southern Wood Fern Dryopteris ludoviciana Leaves 3008pxCC BY-SA 2.5, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Dryopteris ludoviciana 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), Southern Wood Fern Dryopteris ludoviciana Frond 2000px, CC BY-SA 2.5

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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