Cinnamon Fern

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Cinnamon Fern 



 The Cinnamon Fern, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, is a reasonably common fern that can be found border of North America. The Cinnamon Fern is not an evergreen fern, so that it will die down over the winter months. But it will come right back in the spring, just as gorgeous as it was in the previous years. This fern is just simply beautiful, many of the fronds grow tall and healthy, and then they quickly develop into the vibrant cinnamon color for which the plants named. The Cinnamon Fern can be found growing in dense clumps within moist wooded areas, and this includes marshes and other areas where water tends to collect and stand.


The Cinnamon Fern would make a great addition to any garden. They can grow to be upwards of two to 5 feet tall and around 2 to 3 feet wide. The Cinnamon Fern has two different types of fronds, they have the main one that grows big and wide and the smaller ones that start brightly green in color, and then they eventually wilt away and turn into the distinctive cinnamon color. The Cinnamon Fern is flexible to the locations it can grow, they do enjoy the moist well-drained soils around streams, but they are slightly flexible. They do not need direct sunlight; they are best when they are placed in partial to fully shaded areas. 


Planting Cinnamon Ferns


 When planting Cinnamon Fern roots, dig a hole that will allow the entire root to sit in the hole without bending. Place the root into the hole, then cover with soil until the stem of the plant is even with the soil line. Cinnamon Ferns work best planted about one or two inches deep and around 18 inches apart.



Climate Zone: 4-8

Mature Height: 3 to 6 ft.

Mature Width: 2 to 3 ft.

Sunlight: Prefers Partial to Full Shade

Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soils

Botanical Name: Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

The Cinnamon fern is a bareroot rhizome at time of shipment.


1. Do Cinnamon ferns spread?

A. Yes, Cinnamon ferns (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) are known for their spreading habit. They are deciduous ferns that can form large clumps over time.

2. What is another name for a Cinnamon fern?

A. Another name for a Cinnamon fern is "Osmundastrum cinnamomeum." Cinnamon ferns are known for their distinctive fertile fronds that resemble cinnamon sticks, hence the name.

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    Cinnamon Fern

    Posted by Cinnamon Fern on 13th Mar 2023

    Great looking roots. I can't wait to get them planted.

Summer, Fall
3-6 Feet
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Year Round
Full - Partial Shade
Ferns, Natives