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Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern - Myrsinaceae (The Myrsine Family)
Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern - Comptonia peregrina, commonly known as sweet fern for its fragrant, lustrous, fern-like foliage, is a super hardy shrub for terrible, infertile soils.
Comptonia peregrina - Comptonia peregrina, commonly known as sweet fern for its fragrant, lustrous, fern-like foliage, is a super hardy shrub for terrible, infertile soils.


 
2g
Price: $29.99
Zone Hardiness: 2-8
Light: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Height: 2-4'
Width: 5-8'
Flower Colour: Green

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 8966
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Description Fine Print
 
Comptonia peregrina, commonly known as sweet fern, is not a fern at all but has fragrant, lustrous, fern-like foliage on a super hardy shrub that loves terrible, infertile soils. It is an Eastern North American native plant 2-4 feet tall that is nitrogen fixing, drought tolerant, and will form colonies. Easily grown in a wide range of soils but difficult to propagate and resentful of transplant, it is uncommon in cultivation. Insignificant yellow flowers in April and May followed by burr-like nutlets. Prefers sandy, acidic loams with medium water.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry, Average, Moist
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Dry, infertile, sandy or rocky soils in pinelands, pine barrens, clearings, pastures or edges of woods from sea level to 1800 metres.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: No

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