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PlantFiles: Wallich's Wood Fern, Alpine Wood Fern, Laukahi
Dryopteris wallichiana

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Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Dryopteris (dry-OP-ter-iss) (Info)
Species: wallichiana (wal-ik-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Aspidium wallichianum
Synonym:Dryopteris cyrtolepis
Synonym:Dryopteris paleacea
Synonym:Dryopteris parallelogramma
Synonym:Dryopteris wallichiana var. himalaica

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Category:
Ferns

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From spores

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Cretaceous On Mar 26, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to Hawaii, Mexico, and also South America, and Asia. Hard to find in local nurseries.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia
Chesterland, Ohio
Seattle, Washington



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