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Fern Ostrich Struthiopteris

Common Name: Fern Ostrich

Botanical Name: Fern Matteuccia

Variety: Struthiopteris

Blossom Color: N/A

Bloom Time: N/A

Zone: 2 to 10

Exposure: Shade or Part Shade

Mature Height: 3-6'

Mature Width: 3-6'

Notes: (mat-TEW-shee-uh) Large ostrich-like leaves. Likes moist, humus-rich soil. Open shade preferred; however, can tolerate sun in swampy areas. Likes to be near water. Spreads rapidly. Deciduous. 3-7 feet.