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Hammock Fern


This small to medium-sized evergreen fern has erect or ascending rhizomes and spreads by stolons. The narrowly triangular fronds are mid-green and grow in clusters. New foliage is a coppery color. The lower surface of the midrib is smooth and hairless.

Blechnum occidentale

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 9-18"

Leaf width : 9-18"

Leaf shape : Narrowly triangular

Leaf color : Mid-green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1 - 1 1/2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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