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Dixie Wood Fern - 1 Gallon

Original price $39.99 - Original price $39.99
Original price
$39.99 - $39.99
Current price $39.99
Size: 1 Gallon

Ships Spring 2024!

This item will ship in early Spring. Need to specify a different shipping date? Just leave a note at checkout!

Shipping Details

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Warranty & Returns

Standard Warranty:

All of our trees and shrubs come with a 30-day warranty from the date of delivery. This means that if your tree/shrub is damaged in shipment or if it dies within 30 days of your delivery, we will gladly offer a replacement or credit. Should you receive your tree/shrub during dormancy, and it does not emerge from dormancy by June 1st - the same replacement policy applies.

If, within this period, you notice any issues with the health or condition of your plants, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to provide a suitable solution.

1 Year Extended Warranty Option:

For added peace of mind, we offer a 1 year extended warranty option. You can choose to purchase an extended warranty for 12% of your cart total at the time of purchase. This extended warranty covers your trees and shrubs for 1 year from the date of delivery. If your tree/shrub dies within the extended warranty period, we will provide you with a replacement plant or issue store credit for the amount of your original purchase. Shipping fees are not included.

3. Warranty Claim Process:

If you need to make a warranty claim, please follow these steps:

  • Contact our customer support team at as soon as you notice any issues with your plant's health.
  • Provide your order number, a description of the issue, and photos documenting the issue.
  • We may request additional photos or other information to assess the problem.

How are heights measured?

Tree and Shrub heights are measured from the top of the root ball or soil, measuring only the above ground portion of your tree your shrub.

How does shipping work?

We ship either UPS or via our own delivery trucks. After you place your order you'll receive notifications at each step of the way to keep you informed on your item's travels!

Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?

The Gallons refer to the size of the pot that the plant is in. It's simply an industry standard for sizing trees and shrubs. All of our items should have the actual height listed on the description page. If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to reach out to us!

Do you help with plant suggestions?

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Can I postpone my delivery date?

Sure! Include a note during checkout or reach out to us at immediately after placing your order, and we'd be happy to help!


The Dixie Wood Fern, scientifically known as Dryopteris x australis, is a captivating and hardy fern variety that brings elegance and natural beauty to your garden or landscape. With its feathery fronds and adaptability to various growing conditions, this evergreen perennial is a favorite among garden enthusiasts. Read on to discover how to care for and cultivate the Dixie Wood Fern to enhance your outdoor space.

Growing Zones: Dixie Wood Ferns are well-suited to growing in USDA hardiness zones 5-9. This means they thrive in a wide range of climates, making them a versatile choice for gardens across much of the United States.

Basic Care Tips:

1. Location: Plant your Dixie Wood Fern in a shaded or partially shaded area, as they prefer filtered sunlight. These ferns are excellent choices for woodland gardens or spots with dappled sunlight. Avoid direct sun exposure, as it can scorch the delicate fronds.

2. Soil Requirements: Ensure well-draining, rich, and organic soil for your ferns. A slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.0) is ideal. Amending the soil with compost or peat moss can improve moisture retention and provide essential nutrients.

3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Dixie Wood Fern regularly, especially during dry spells, and mulch around the base to help retain moisture. Avoid overhead watering to prevent damage to the fronds.

4. Fertilization: Fertilize your Dixie Wood Fern in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a specialized fern fertilizer. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as ferns are generally not heavy feeders.

5. Pruning and Maintenance: Dixie Wood Ferns are relatively low-maintenance. Prune dead or damaged fronds to maintain a tidy appearance, and remove any debris or fallen leaves from around the base of the plant. This helps prevent disease and pest issues.

6. Winter Protection: In colder climates (Zone 5), consider providing winter protection by applying a layer of mulch to insulate the roots. This extra care ensures your Dixie Wood Ferns will thrive even in harsher winters.

7. Pests and Diseases: Dixie Wood Ferns are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keeping the area clean and well-maintained can prevent potential issues.