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Southern Sword Fern

Nephrolepis cordifolia
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Typically available from spring to fall. Call store for exact availability. 

Semievergreen fern with vivid green fronds and dense leaflets. Grows in an upright, spreading habit and regenerates by rhizomes. Use in containers or as a shady border.

Plant with Azalea


  • Landscape Size: 2-3' tall, 5' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Pet-Friendly, Evergreen

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

Grows best in enriched, moist soil, but highly adaptable. Can withstand periodic drought as well as sensitive to hard frosts. Cut back old fronds before new growth begins in spring. Feed monthly during growing season.



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