Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris

  • Size: 3-5’ Tall and 2-3’ Wide (spreading by underground runners)
  • Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
  • Light Requirements: Full shade to part shade
  • Soil Requirements: Moist well drained soils
  • Appeal: The Ostrich Fern is a native fern species that spreads underground by running root system. Ostrich Fern can be planted and let spread out to naturalize an area in your landscape. This is an upright clumping fern that has large frond foliage resembling ostrich feathers hence its common name. Can be good to use near ponds or wooded and shaded locations. Creating a fern forest is easy with the Ostrich Fern