- Sun Exposure: Light Grows in the shade, ideally in the woods and along moist banks. Hardiness Zones:6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Mature Height:1-2 feet Spread:to 1 foot Spacing:24-36 in. (60-90 cm) Growth Rate:Year 1-2 ft.
Growth of Climbing Ferns And What to Watch Out For
Climbing Fern also known as lygodium and can be considered weeds in some parts of the United States such as the southeastern were they cause issues for many people. The climbing fern population has increased over the past ten years dramatically. It is found in temperate or moderate climes across eastern North America and eastern Asia as well. It is classified as the Lygodiaceae family and belongs to the Schizaeaceae family too, according to botanists. They are long and thin, as well as flexible an can be found on vines. The species may range from 9 to about 40 feet in length, but this does depend upon what species it is. There are Japanese climbing ferns which are also noted weeds, and it can cause contamination problems. These plants have sometimes gotten out of control and changed or upset the ecosystems in certain areas. It is an old world, small leaf-climbing fern. Many of these ferns have been reported and therefore killed off or weeded out.They can become very dense and grow upward over other plants. They can be seen around swamp fern and is very invasive to natural locations in the state of Florida. It can be a severe threat to certain tree islands. The old world climbing fern will form a twisted root. You can see a climbing fern distinctly because it is bright green. Climbing ferns have leaflets and cover a lot of plants and spread across the entire state of Florida. Climbing ferns can be spread through the spores that are carried in the wind, or by animals, and in equipment from workers. They are very common to see in natural areas in swamp lands and become big problems for people to get rid of. A climbing fern will overpopulate an area.