Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

One of the most familiar ferns of eastern North America, Christmas Fern is named for its evergreen fronds. The firm, deep green leaves are a great companion for woodland wildflowers. Shady wooded slopes are its native habitat …

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Plants 4" Pots
1-4 $7.99 ea.
5-10 $6.99 ea.
11+ $5.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
00975-04
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Deer Resistant

One of the most familiar ferns of eastern North America, Christmas Fern is named for its evergreen fronds. The firm, deep green leaves are a great companion for woodland wildflowers. Shady wooded slopes are its native habitat, and it will thrive in any well-drained soils. Avoid planting it in consistently moist or heavy clay soils, as poorly drained soils can result in crown rot. Resistant to damage from deer, the rhizomatous plants will expand to form a large clump 1 - 2 feet wide, but will not creep or form ground cover. Christmas Fern is jugland tolerant and will grow successfully under walnut trees. Mature plants can be divided in early spring. Mulch with fallen leaves.