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Woodwardia unigemmata
Common Name: Jeweled Chain Fern Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Woodwardia unigemmata
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This fern 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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Forest margins and slopes in the mountains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom Time 
Spread5-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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