||The evergreen fern is a great addition to a woodland garden and can form a lovely an easy to maintain groundcover. The leathery leaves of Dryopteris marginalis are a beautiful light green color before turning into the mature, dark green color. A sturdy east coast native, it forms a tidy clump that will not spread and is very tolerant of dry shade conditions once it has established. Marginal wood fern is often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Minnesota. Mature size is approximately 18"Tall x 18"Wide.