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  • Height: 2-5 feet; 4-6' spread
  • Light: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: dry, well-drained; tolerates moist
  • Bloom: Copper, gold spring catkin
  • Fruit: Brownish-green nut, fall
  • Foliage: Deciduous, fern-like, coppery fall, fragrant when crushed
  • Landscape: Rain garden, native garden, hedge, slope and hard-to-grow areas.
  • Resistance: Deer, drought, wet
  • More information and native range here

Sweet Fern

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Medium.  Larval host for the Gray Hairstreak butterfly and Apple Sphinx and other moth species.  Beautiful, adaptable, deciduous shrub with olive to dark green leaves.  Fragrant. Easily establishes and colonizes in most soil conditions.

    Fern-like foliage adds grace and quiet beauty to the landscape.

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