CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2009 Ken Gilliland | 2009 John W. Wall | 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

USDA Zones: 7-10
Sunset Zones: 2-5, 7-9, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Part,Shade
Water: High
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: No
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Shrub
Size: 4 ft wide x 6 ft high
Form: Shrub - Spreading
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Flower Season: Inconspicuous
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Decorative Bark: No
Special: None

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Giant chain fern grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.