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Leather Wood Fern

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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Bulk items like Mulch and Topsoil can only be delivered within a 50 mile radius of our Andover, NJ location.

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?

Of course! Feel free to use our chat feature to talk to a GardenPro or reach out to us at

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!


Enhance the natural beauty of your garden with the exquisite Leather Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis). This hardy and versatile fern is a must-have for any garden enthusiast. With its lush green fronds and easy-to-maintain characteristics, the Leather Wood Fern is the perfect addition to your outdoor space.

Key Features:

  • Hardiness Zone: The Leather Wood Fern is well-suited to thrive in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. This means it can withstand a wide range of climates, from colder northern regions to milder southern areas. Whether you're in Minnesota or North Carolina, this fern will find a home in your garden.

  • Foliage: Its vibrant green fronds are a striking addition to any landscape. These fronds are tough, leathery, and add an appealing texture to your garden. They can reach a height of 1 to 2 feet, providing a lovely backdrop or a unique ground cover.

  • Sunlight: Leather Wood Ferns are known for their adaptability when it comes to light conditions. They can thrive in both full shade and partial shade, making them an excellent choice for those hard-to-landscape shaded areas of your garden.

  • Soil Conditions: These ferns prefer well-draining, moist, and slightly acidic soils. Organic matter can be added to improve soil quality, and a layer of mulch helps to keep the soil consistently moist.

Basic Care Tips:

  1. Planting: When planting your Leather Wood Fern, make sure to dig a hole that's about twice the size of the root ball. Place the fern at the same depth it was in its nursery pot, and backfill with soil. Water thoroughly after planting.

  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Mulching around the base of the fern helps to retain moisture.

  3. Fertilization: These ferns are not heavy feeders. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring can provide the nutrients they need.

  4. Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary. Remove any dead or damaged fronds to keep the plant looking its best.

  5. Winter Care: In colder zones, the fern may die back in winter but will regrow in the spring. You can leave the dead fronds in place to provide some protection to the plant during the colder months.

  6. Pest and Disease: Leather Wood Ferns are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. Keep an eye out for signs of aphids or scale insects and treat promptly if necessary.