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(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Arachniodes simplicior 'V'
Asparagus densiflorus 'M'
Asparagus densiflorus 'S'
Asplenium bulbiferum
Athyrium 'Ghost'
Cyathea cooperi
Davallia fejeensis 'P'
Dicksonia antarctica
Dryopteris erythrosora
Microlepia strigosa 'M'
Nephrolepsis cordifolia
Nephrolepsis exalta 'B'
Polystichum polyblepharum
Polystichum setiferum 'W'
Polystichum tsus-simense
Rumohra andiantiformis
Woodwardia fimbriata

(Common Names)

Asparagus, Meyers
Asparagus, Sprengeri
Australian Tree
Giant Chain
Holly Fern
Japanese Tassel
Korean Rock
Lace 'M'
Rabbit's Foot
Soft Shield 'W'
Sword, Southern
Tasmanian Tree

Genus: Woodwardia Specific Epithet: fimbriata Variety: --
Phonetic: wood-ward-ee-a fim-bree-ah-tuh Family: Polypodiaceae
Root Meanings: After Thomas J Woodward/Fringed (fronds) Origin: Western North America CA
Native: Yes
Common Name(s) : Giant Chain Fern
Zones: 2b-9, 14-24 Exposure: Part to Full Shade

Water: Regular to Ample

Type: Fern Persistence: Semi-Evergreen
Height: 9 ft at coast, 4-5 ft in gardens Spread: 3 ft Growth Rate: Fast
Blooms: -- Flowers: -- Seasonal: --


  • UCD All Star
  • One of the largest western ferns
  • Attractive foliage
  • North American native


  • Grow best in moist, organically enriched soil with thick mulch

Landscape Use:

  • Border
  • Foundation
  • Accent
  • Woodland Garden
Master List #: 8-17