Ostrich Fern

General Information

Ostrich Fern is a deciduous perennial plant. It can grow to be larger in size, reaching upwards of 6 feet tall. The plants have an upright to arching overall form. It can be a plant that will spread a bit over time, but will provide nice ornamental appeal to shaded landscaping areas. The fronds that emerge in the spring will grow the tallest, 4 to 6 feet. The deeply cut, feathery leaves are bright green in color. Smaller fronds begin to emerge as the taller fronds fade. They are similar in texture and deeper green in color. These leaves can take on bronzish-gold color in the fall.

Additional Information

Matteuccia struthiopteris reaches 3 to 6 feet tall, with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 7. Ostrich Fern will do well in full to partial shade. It will do well with average to moderate amounts of moisture in well drained soils.

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with USPS, FedEx or UPS. They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to. All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.

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Mature Width 3 to 4 Feet
Mature Height 3 to 6 Feet
Light Full to Part Shade
Planting Zone 3 to 7

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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