Crested Wood Fern

Crested Wood Fern

Dryopteris cristata  


This fern has many of the same characteristics of other Dryopteris species. Also known as Narrow Swamp Fern, it has a tall, upright structure that is brittle and sensitive to wind. The dark green leaves are leathery and are somewhat evergreen. It is tolerant of deep shade and prefers a wet, cool environment.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 16-30 Inches

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Shade

    Soil: Moist to Wet, Loam/Organic & Sandy/Gravel Soil

    Habitat: Rich, Moist & Wet Woods & Swamps

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(Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

5420 Hwy 6 

Guelph ON 

N1H 6J2

Phone: 519-760-0055


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2 Cassino Avenue

Guelph, ON

N1E 2H8

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