Leatherwood Ferns

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    leatherwood fern

    Posted by Larry Rogers on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Leatherwood Ferns are best planted in areas that are like woodlands

They are native to north-eastern North America's forests. This plant has leathery green fonds. These leathery green fonds are arranged in s single-crowned clump. The foliage color is a deep green color. They are best used in woodland, like wildflowers, in containers, as a border. These plants have a good accent, texture, and form. It will grow best in gardens that are moist, with shady conditions to it. This type of plant is smooth and reliable. It will look great as a border to a garden, or in a garden with a lot of shade. If you have a garden that has the right conditions for this plant, it will make a beautiful addition to your garden.

Leatherwood Ferns are easy to grow in the right conditions, and plants that will stay looking nice if it lives in the right conditions

This plant is one of the best plants for homes and hanging pots. They grow great indoors with the proper care. In the appropriate sunlight and moist soil, they will grow 2 ft high and 1 ½ ft wide. Surprisingly this plant is quite drought resistant even though it needs wet soil. The color is a dark green and brown which resembles the look of leather.

The Leatherwood fern is a beautiful addition to any landscape. This fern produces vase shaped foliage in vivid bluish green to olive green color. The hardy nature of these ferns makes them a welcomed addition to border gardens around the home. Due to their ease of growth, leatherwood ferns are suitable additions to shaded rock gardens, native gardens, around dense trees and woodland gardens. It is also a great addition to container gardens. This fern is noninvasive making it a welcomed addition to any shaded garden. The Leatherwood fern begins sprouting in the early spring and continues to produce until frost begins.


Tree Height: twenty-four to thirty-six inches

Tree Spread: eighteen inches

Soil Type: moist soil

Sun: partial to full shade

Leatherwood Ferns are used in arrangements and backdrops

These ferns are slow growers and do not spread rapidly. This fern will sprout in the early spring with bright green foliage that will gradually darken throughout the summer. Due to the shape and the bright coloring of the leaves, this fern is popular with florists who use them in fresh arrangements. The Leatherwood fern is an excellent investment to any garden due to its hardy nature and continued growth each year.

Leatherwood Fern