Giant Chain Fern

Woodwardia fimbriata

Native to western North America, this is one of the largest native ferns, forming clumps of leathery, arching, evergreen, fishbone-like fronds. Thrives in moist and shaded areas, this makes a perfect pond side planting, or can be massed along shaded walls.


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Giant Chain Fern

Woodwardia fimbriata
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1 gallon, 10"h x 12"w:3 / 5 gallon, 12"h x 20"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.