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Lygodium Japanese Climbing Fern

$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Lygodium Japanese Climbing Fern


The climbing fern, or Lygodium japonicum, is a vigorous fern that can be found in zones eight through 11. This plant prefers partial to full shade. It gets to over 40 feet tall (12 meters). The climbing fern or Japanese climbing fern prefers soil that ranges from 5.6 to 7.5 in acid levels.

The greenery sends out 15-foot long runner fronds that have lovely, delicate foliage of a light green color. The climbing fern prefers drier soil than many other types of ferns. It came to the US as an ornamental plant which became a part of the landscape in warmer climates in that country. The climbing fern produces a lush canopy of plant material where it grows.

The roots of the climbing fern are dark rhizomes with thin, wiry runners. These roots form mats of plant material that cover the surface of the ground.

The fronds of the climbing fern look like long vines that are indeterminate and twining, with compound pinnae. The stems stay underground. The pinnae appear triangular and grow to about eight inches wide and the same distance wide. Individual lobes contain dissected terminal portions.

Lygodium Japanese Climbing Fern are great for trellis, fences and sides of structures

 

The leaflets of Lygodium japonicum are dissected and lobed. The sporangia remain found under curly leaflet margins. The leaflets are highly scrutinized, lobed and arranged on branches which are off the rachis. The lower sides of these leaflets contain short, curving hairs on them. The tips of the lobes of the climbing fern look pointed or rounded at the tips, and become flat at its margins when not producing sporangia or spore-producing sacs. These tiny leaves with no spore sacs are called sporangia. If the leaflet contains sporangia, it appears curled, with contracted leaves that go over the spore sacs to protect them. The spores in these spore sacs are easily dispersed in the wind when ripe.

Lygodium Japanese Climbing Fern is known for a variety of medicinal uses such as a respiratory expectorant, diuretic, gonorrhea treatment as well as a general blood tonic.

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