Scientific Name: Phegopteris decursive-pinnata
Common Name: Japanese beech fern
Family Name: Thelypteridaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Fern
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Bipinnate, Linear
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Smaller fern; fronds light green, pinnae are wider at the base and fused to the rachis (kind of like webbed feet); spores in single rows, tan colour.