Oriental Chain Fern

Woodwardia orientalis

Oriental Chain Fern

Woodwardia orientalis, the oriental chain fern, is Asia’s answer to the lush drama of the North American Woodwardia fimbriata. Growing up to five feet this evergreen forms an arching vase of unique and often colorful foliage. In addition to the handsome architecture look for its rather unusual habit of producing fertile little plantlets on the fronds. These miniature fernlets can be pricked off and will readily root giving the grower a welcome forest of little woodwardias. Grow this plant with protection in Zone 8, as a thriving display in Zones 9 -10 or with pride indoors.

Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 8 - 10 Learn more about zones


Type: Deciduous

Collection(s): Hardy, Unique

Casa Flora Number: 22040