Toothwood Fern- Mature Size
- Tooth Wood Fern-Dryopteris carthusiana Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full shade Mature Height - 20-35" Mature Width- 12-18" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
Toothwood Fern - Dryopteris spinulosa
Toothwood Fern has a well-earned reputation as a uniquely gorgeous fern: the small serrated edges of its leaves give the fronds a delicately lacy appearance which is more than a match when compared to examples like the Lady Fern. This Fern is not evergreen and is likely to die down a bit during winter months visibly. Despite that, this fern may serve to attract deer and grouse in colder weather. These ferns are a medium-sized fern which could be considered the ideal introductory fern for hobby gardeners who are wanting to transition to larger ferns. Toothwood Ferns can be suited to large planters, or used as a ground cover plant in shaded areas. They can do particularly well when planted under the eaves of a home and will prevent soil erosion due to heavy rains. They are very fast growers and supplies gorgeous color rather quickly as they grow and mature. Adding these ferns is a wonderful way to bring life and color into all gardens and natural areas and also look great in other shaded areas where other plants do not grow well.The Trotwood Fern is a beautiful plant and is also known as the Narrow Buckler Fern. It has long fronds which have a triangular shape. These fronds are dark green. The color is right creating an attractive backdrop for other plants. It has an average rate of growth and can reach a height of 24 inches. The plant thrives in different types of soils and has a tuberous root system. Also, it tolerates various light intensities. Therefore, you can plant it in a place when the sun hits it directly or in the shade. In case there are rabbits and deer in your area you don’t have to worry about planting it in your garden. It is because the fern is resistant to them.