Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant California Chain Fern for sale
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Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant California Chain Fern

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Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant California Chain Fern

Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant California Chain Fern


Sold out but more might be available soon.

We are still counting inventory and posting each batch online as they come in out of the field. Most container-grown plants are counted by mid-November, field-grown plants and plug seedlings aren't usually counted and available until January or February.
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Average Height: 6-8 feet tall average, up to 9 feet tall
Hardiness: Zones 7-10, evergreen in zones 8+
Aspect: Medium shade to heavy shade
Plant Spacing: At least 5 feet apart
Leaves: Large fronds are tougher than many other ferns
Spread: clump forming
Water/Soil: prefers loose, humus-rich soil which is evenly moist throughout the year
Deer Resistance: 4/5, deer rarely bother this plant and plants recover quickly if they do

The Giant Chain Fern, Woodwardia fimbriata, is native along the coast of California and is often found growing among the Giant Coast Redwoods. Giant Chain Ferns can be found growing in pockets in mountains across the western states and much of the Pacific coast. This is the largest fern species that is native to North America and reaches impressive heights of 6-7 feet tall under most conditions, with plants reaching 9 feet or taller with protection from wind. This species grows much faster than other ferns we grow and thrives in a wide range of conditions, and once established these ferns are fairly drought tolerant.

Deer very rarely bother Giant Chain Ferns, occasionally deer will eat the old fronds in the winter when food is scarce but these fronds freeze back in cold weather anyway.

Planting Instructions
Depending on the season your fern may arrive with actively growing fronds or with the fronds pruned back to the crown level. Plant with the crown just poking out of the soil line and the top of the root mass covered by an inch or less of soil. We prune the roots before shipping plants to ensure they establish quickly, but make sure to spread the roots across the soil rather than balling them into a twisted lump when planting.

Watering and Soil
Ferns prefer to have consistent water through the summer but avoid keeping the ground too wet - lightly moist is ideal. If you are planting ferns in poor soil or boggy locations you can pile up shredded landscaping bark or aged compost and plant directly in that. Painted Ferns naturally grow in decades or centuries worth of decaying fallen needles and branches and don't actually need to grow directly in the soil. Just keep in mind that fresh materials consume a lot of nitrogen as they decompose so adding fertilizer each year ensures the plants will have access to enough to grow to their full potential. Organic matter dries out faster than soil and often doesn't absorb water again very well after drying out completely so drip systems or regular watering greatly improve water retention.

Clumps of native Woodwardia fimbriata growing outside of the Red Buttes Wilderness not far from our nursery.

This clump of Giant Chain Fern is growing at around 4,000 feet in elevation and is subject to 0 degree temperatures or lower for much of the winter. Most winters the fronds die back to the ground but the new fronds still reach 8 feet tall the next spring.

Sold out but more might be available soon.

We are still counting inventory and posting each batch online as they come in out of the field. Most container-grown plants are counted by mid-November, field-grown plants and plug seedlings aren't usually counted and available until January or February.
Notify me when it's back!

How Your Plants Are Packaged And Shipped

Washed Root vs. Bare Root


A bare root Sitka Spruce

A 2 gallon Sitka Spruce with all the soil washed away
Bare root and washed root are very similar but in the nursery trade typically bare root plants are trees which are grown in the field and dug up in the winter with no soil attached. These plants are typically cheaper due to lower growing costs and are popular for large projects where a large number of plants are needed. When the are dug they lose any roots that grew away from the main root ball and typically these plants will grow a little slower in their first year as they focus on producing new roots before returning to fast top growth. Despite the longer establishment period, bare root plants benefit from the root pruning and will produce a superior long-term root structure than washed root plants. Certain plant species and varieties that are prone to poor root system development are only available bare root for this reason. Bare root plants have high success rates but are not tolerant of planting directly into windy areas, especially with evergreen species as the remaining roots will not be sufficient to withstand drying winds. If you are planting in high-wind areas you should consider ordering washed root plants.

Washed root plants are grown in containers like one or two gallon pots in a standard nursery setting and can ship much earlier in the fall because we don't have to wait for deep winter dormancy before handling the plants. For shipping the plants are removed from their containers and the soil is gently washed off of the roots, preserving most of the small feeder roots. We make minor root pruning cuts to elimate clumps of circling roots from some plants but typically don't remove more than about 5-10% of the fine roots, compared to bare root plants which typically lose around 60-70% of the fine feeder roots. Washed root plants are much quicker to establish and are suitable for planting directly in windy locations but because of the higher growing costs and shipping weight will be more expensive than field grown bare root plants. Some plant species that are especially prone to root circling are not grown in containers but only in the field.

For most plant species we choose the growing method that has the highest success rate for that plant's root structure but some plants can be grown just as well either way so both forms can be listed for sale at once. Under the "availability" section for each plant variety any plants listed by container size (such as 1 gallon, 2 gallon, etc.) are washed root plants while plants listed by height (such as 20-30 inches tall) or any listing saying "field grown" are bare root plants.

Packaging Plants For Shipping


Most plants are shipped wrapped in newspaper, then moistened. Large bundles of plants can be shipped in a single long box.
Some plants, usually bamboo, are shipped in their container while others have their roots washed of soil and wrapped in damp paper and plastic. Most plant varieties can be shipped year-round, but sometimes certain plant species or large sizes do best when shipped dormant. You can order these to reserve yours during the summer and then they will be shipped in November when they are ready to go.

Your plants are placed in tight fitting boxes and strapped to the box so they don't move around and sustain damage. These are 3' tall Coast Redwoods.
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All Plants Are Guaranteed To Arrive In Good Condition

Any damaged plants will be replaced at no extra cost, all you have to do is send an email to info@lebeaubamboo.com and specify which plants were damaged. We have a great track record of providing excellent customer service and that is one of the main reasons customers keep coming back. We have years of experience shipping plants and have figured out the best way to ship the wide range of plant types we grow, each requiring its own packing method.

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Here's Why You Get The Best Plants From Us

Outdoor Grown Plants Are Tough
These plants have been grown outside and are far tougher than greenhouse-grown plants, which is the typical growing method of many other online sellers. When plants spend their live outsides they are already used to extreme temperature, humidity, and light fluctuations and have been hardened off against these conditions from day one. Tough plants are much better prepared for planting out and will perform far better in your landscape.

No Risk Ordering
Your plants are fully guaranteed to arrive safely or they will be replaced, no hassles. Just send us an email at info@lebeaubamboo.com for easy plant help. They are also guaranteed to be fully up to size - we only ship plants that have fully filled out their container. Often, online sellers ship plants that are 3.5 inch or quart sized but the most common size plants we ship are twice as big, fully filling out one gallon containers.

Year Round Shipping
By growing in containers rather than the field, shipping of one and two gallon plants is available within 1-3 days of ordering all year long for most plant varieties. Plus, container growing has the added benefit of low root disturbance, especially compared to typical bare root plants, and ensures much faster establishment in your landscape. Holding your order and shipping dormant in the spring or fall is also available which offers reduced shipping rates and allows for shipping of large two and five gallon plants up to 60 inches tall.
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