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Deer Fern

Blechnum spicant
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Typically available from spring through fall. Check with your local store for current availability. 

California native, evergreen fern has glossy deep green foliage growing with an upright habit. Leaf edges feature evenly spaced, petite leaflets that lend texture to your landscape. Use in containers, borders, as a ground cover or specimen. 

Plant with Bleeding Heart


  • Landscape Size: 1'-3' tall, 3' width
  • Light Requirement: Full Shade or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 5a 
  • Growth Habit: Clumping, Spreading, Upright
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Waterwise

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched, well draining, slightly acidic soil. Plant in a mostly shady area. Feed with a light fertilizer in spring when new growth appears. 



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